It's already been over two years since Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn made her big screen, live-action debut in 2016's Suicide Squad and it will be a little longer still before we see the Clown Princess of Crime make her glorious return. But, while before we had no idea when the character would pop up again in Warner Bros.' so-called DC Extended Universe, we now know that Harley will join Black Canary and the Huntress in Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
When the film was originally announced, it was only titled Birds of Prey. However, Robbie later revealed the full length of the title on her Instagram account with a picture of the movie's script. It was later confirmed by Warner Bros. that this was in fact the real title of the film, and star Margot Robbie has now doubled-down on the confirmation during her Monday night visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
"That's real," Robbie confirmed when Fallon, the host of the late night show, showed her the Instagram picture of the Birds of Prey film script. "That's the title. It's not a very serious movie so we thought the title should reflect that." In fact, the Suicide Squad actress went on to add that the longer title is also a meta nod to her character. "Birds of Prey makes it sound very serious and that's kind of Harley adding her ''hey don't worry I'm in this, too.'"
The length of the title is surprising to most, but it's one that the star, who is also a producer on the film, pushed for. "I love a long title, I said that when we were thinking of the title," she added.
Then, when Fallon asked when the movie would begin production, Robbie confirmed that Birds of Prey would shoot in 2019. "That starts early next year," she said, seemingly confirming co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead's claims that the film would begin filming in January.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is set to feature a team-up between Harley Quinn, Huntress and Black Canary as they work together to rescue a young Cassandra Cain from the clutches of the evil crime boss Black Mask.
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 and Rosie Perez. It is scheduled to be released on Feb. 7, 2020.