As announced last month, director Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey will be fully titled Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), a (super long) title that reflects the intended tone of the movie. Speaking with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” this week, star Margot Robbie explained why the title was extended.
“It’s not a very serious movie, so we thought the title should reflect that,” Robbie told Fallon. “Birds of Prey makes it sound very serious and that kind of — that’s kind of like Harley adding, ‘Hey, don’t worry I’m in this too!’”
You can check out the interview below.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell will be starring alongside Robbie. Winstead will play Huntress, with Smollett-Bell as Black Canary. Rosie Perez is playing Renee Montoya. Ella Jay Basco (“Veep,” “Teachers”) recently joined the cast as Cassandra Cain.
The film’s villain will be Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor.
Christina Hodson is working on the script. Robbie is also producing.
Birds of Prey has been dated for February 7, 2020.