It may have been more than a year since Justice League, the last movie in Warner Bros.' so-called DC Extended Universe of movies was released, but fear not -- more are coming very soon. Aquaman is just around the corner, then Shazam! will be upon us and finally Wonder Woman 1984 will take the world by storm. But that's not all. For a while now, we've known that a Birds of Prey film was coming -- a movie that would bring Black Canary, the Huntress and Harley Quinn together.
With the movie officially debuting production soon, a real surprise came earlier this week when Margot Robbie revealed the full, unabridged -- and rather unapologetic -- title of the film: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Of course, some were taken aback by the length of the title, as well as its quirky nature.
But now, Harley Quinn's own co-creator, Paul Dini, has given the full title his approval.
"I love the new movie title because I often have Harley scribble nonsense and wacky thoughts all over things, like her therapist's pad, or my introduction to the Sirens book," Dini wrote on his personal Facebook page. "So this subtitle reads as classic Quinnsanity to me. One more thing to be thankful about this week."
Dini co-created Harley Quinn along with Bruce Timm for the fan-favorite Batman: The Animated Series. The character was so popular that she would eventually make the jump to the comic book world, and become an important pillar of the DC pantheon along the way. His support of the title shows that the Birds of Prey film has a strong handle on the character, and that fans have no reason to worry.
Harley Quinn made her cinematic debut in 2016's Suicide Squad, where the character spent most of her time emotionally tied to the Joker. However, the full title of Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) would indicate that Harley will learn to stand on her own two feet in the film, and become the important fixture she is in the comic books.
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.