If the official title for Warner Bros. and DC's forthcoming Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) wasn't an indication that it was going to be a wild ride, star Mary Elizabeth Winstead assures fans the film feels like the '90s -- in a good way, of course.
The actress discussed two of her upcoming film projects with the New York Times, including the Will Smith-led Gemini Man and the hotly-anticipated Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Naturally, Winstead couldn't reveal too much regarding the latter, but she did promise it's weird, funny and more importantly, it feels like it belongs in the '90s.
When asked about her stunts on Gemini Man and whether or not she got to hang from a helicopter, Winstead was quick to note her stunts for that film were rather limited, unlike Birds of Prey. "Birds of Prey was the next level up. In Gemini Man I’m a D.I.A. [Defense Intelligence Agency] agent who’s been hired to keep an eye on Will Smith, but in Birds of Prey I play this assassin who’s been trained since childhood," she explained. "It’s all women and genuinely funny and weird. It feels from the ’90s, in the best way."
Production on Birds of Prey wrapped in April and since then, little information has become available in regards to the film. That will more than likely change with this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego as Warner Bros. is expected to take the stage in Hall H once again. Until then, fans can be excited knowing Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) looks to be something entirely new and exciting within the DC Universe.
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, Charlene Amoia, Chris Messina and Matthew Willig. The film is scheduled for release on Feb. 7, 2020.