DC’s upcoming Margot Robbie film “Birds of Prey” got a release date and an extended title this afternoon. The actor posted the name on social-media, telling followers to watch for “Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
The title has one more word than “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” the longest title to win a Best Picture Academy Award, so it could take the lead if turns out to be a truly fantastic film. Robbie shared a shot of the script with the original “Birds of Prey” title, she then wrote-in the extra. While you may think it was just a joke for the actor to raise excitement over the script photo, it’s actually the name of the film according to the studio’s confirmation.
Robbie is reprising her role as Harley Quinn for the film, which is a spinoff the 2016 film “Suicide Squad”. Joining Robbie in the new DC installment is Ewan McGregor, who will be playing the role of Black Mask. The other stars include Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain.
The film itself is being directed by Cathy Yan, with Sue Kroll, Margot Robbie, and Bryan Unkeless producing. DC fans have a long wait before the film will be ready, “Birds of Prey” is scheduled to hit theaters on February 7, 2020.
At least “Aquaman” is a closer release. That DC project is scheduled to hit theaters on December 21, 2018. James Wan directed that project, which stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Nicole Kidman. The film is expected to win the weekend in December, but it will have to battle the other big releases like “Once Upon a Deadpool,” “The Mule,” “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,” “Mortal Engines,” “Marry Poppins Returns,” “Bumblebee,” and “Second Act”. December has a lot of big names and it will be interesting to see how each film’s follow-up weekend affects next week’s new releases.