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Birds of Prey: Suicide Squad Director Weighs in On Harley Quinn's Return

While 2016's Suicide Squad was a very divisive movie, one of the aspects most fans were in agreement on was Margot Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn, which captured the essence of the character perfectly.

With the character returning in next year's Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), many fans are undoubtedly happy to see Robbie return to the big screen, including Suicide Squad writer and director David Ayer.

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In response to someone on Twitter asking him if the return of Robbie as Harley was a "proud Dad moment" for him, Ayer merely responded by saying, "Yes it is," and ending it with an emoji. Of course, Ayer's followers have shown their appreciation for his support of Robbie's return to the character, with some even hoping he comes back to the DC Extended Universe.

Originally, Ayer and Robbie were set to reunite for a Gotham City Sirens film that was to be a spinoff of Suicide Squad before possibly becoming Birds of Prey. However, the film may still be in the works, as Warner Bros. may be planning a Harley Quinn trilogy. While Ayer himself may not be involved with Birds of Prey, he still waves his flag for Robbie, which shows just how great a relationship a director and an actor can have behind the scenes.

Directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) stars Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ewan McGregor, Steven Williams, Derek Wilson, Dana Lee, Francois Chau, Chris Messina and Matthew Willig. It is scheduled to be released on February 7, 2020.

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