Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) already appears set to introduce Bud and Lou, Harley's pet hyenas. However, a new Funko Pop! figure showcased at New York Comic Con seems to imply another one of Harley's animalistic companions will be appearing in the live-action DC film, albeit one a little less, well, alive.
Instagram user shesfantasticmadeofplastic shared a photo of some of the Birds of Prey Funko Pop!s on display at NYCC, which are scheduled to be released to the public in January. In addition to a figurine depicting the Huntress, one depicting Black Canary and one depicting Black Mask, there are two Harley Quinn Pop! figures showcased. One of these figures shows Harley alongside what appears to be none other than Bernie the Beaver.
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Introduced to the DC Comics universe in 2014 by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti during their character-defining run on the Harley Quinn solo title, Bernie the Beaver is a taxidermied beaver owned by Harley Quinn. It first belonged to the family of Bernie Bash, Harley's first crush. Harley eventually stole it, that way she'd have something to remember him by after he was sentenced to juvenile detention. Harley believes Bernie the Beaver is able to speak to her, and often engages in banter with him. However, no one else is able to hear him speak.
While this figure is not 100 percent confirmation Bernie will appear in Birds of Prey, the fact that he is featured in official tie-in merchandise does make his live-action debut a distinct possibility.
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.