Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
Harley Quinn leaves the Joker and takes control of her own life in Birds of Prey (2020), the eighth film in the DC Cinematic Universe. Written by Christina Hodson and directed by Cathy Yan, Birds of Prey is the sequel to Suicide Squad (2016) and serves as preparation for the reboot of the antiheroes saga The Suicide Squad, to be released in 2021.
Starring Margot Robbie, Birds of Prey follows Harley Quinn on a journey to regain her independence in the Gotham City underworld. On her adventure, Harley Quinn will join forces with several heroines of the DC Universe such as Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Detective Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to rescue the young thief Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from the clutches of the evil gangster Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).
Known as Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey or simply Birds of Prey, the film lets us learn more about the twisted but funny mind of Harley Quinn, who, now free from the influence of the Joker, must trace her own destiny. Although it has great performances and better action scenes, the plot of the film is predictable and does not contribute much to the DC Cinematic Universe. Despite this, it is an entertaining and better achieved movie than its predecessor, Suicide Squad.
The DC Universe is going through a period of drought while restructuring its premiere calendar, so, taking advantage of one of its most popular characters in Birds of Prey, is a good way to stay present with fans. Hopefully, DC will find its path with future films, which include Wonder Woman 1984, to be released in 2020, and the next Batman movie, to be released in 2021.