Margot Robbie Shares Sneak Peek Of Harley Quinn In Birds Of Prey

Margot Robbie has shared a first glimpse of Harley Quinn in forthcoming Suicide Squad spin-off movie Birds of Prey - captioning it, teasingly: "Miss me?"

Birds of Prey will reportedly follow Harley Quinn as she teams up with other anti-heroes of DC Comics, including Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to help a young Cassanda Cain.

In the photo, Robbie also appears to be wearing a necklace that reads 'Bruce'.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Fans were chuffed to see the return of Quinn, with one writing: "HARLEY IS BACK BITCHES."

Another said: "Holy shit, it's happening."

Someone else added: "The queen is back hell yes."

A fourth commented: "Harley Quinn I missed ya crazy ass gurl."

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"Heck yeah queen Harley is back," another wrote.

The film was reported to begin shooting on 14 January, and is expected to wrap in April.

While Suicide Squad didn't necessarily live up to the lofty standards set by rival studio, Marvel, Margot Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn was one of few highlights.

She was was praised by critics for bringing life to an otherwise disjointed film, and it wasn't long before her very own spin-off movie was announced. It's also believed (and hoped) that Birds of Prey could be the first in a trilogy of spin-offs focusing on Harley Quinn.

The character's distinctive outfit, which features a striking baseball bat and dyed hair combo, has since become a Halloween costume favourite.

But while showing a bit of skin is part of Harley Quinn's iconic look, Robbie has admitted it's not something she particularly loves - although not for the reason you might think.

Speaking to W Magazine, she said: "Honestly, for me, as Harley at least, the more skin showing the longer it takes in hair and makeup 'cause she's got, you know, white skin and a million tattoos.

"So if anything outside, god, the scenes where I don't even have the jacket on, that's an extra 20 minutes in the makeup trailer."

But the 28-year-old Australian - who famously bared all in The Wolf Of Wall Street - has said she's not against appearing nude on screen, as she feels it can be empowering, if handled well.

In an interview with Yahoo Movies, she said: "If I see it in a character that's using it as a weapon, or a tool, or doing it intentionally. Like in Wolf of Wall Street, she's wearing a short dress for a reason. She knows it's her currency. She's going to get her own. That feels empowering.

"When it's used in a way that there isn't that self-awareness, then it does feel like you're kind of taking advantage. And then I don't really vibe with it."

Birds of Prey is expected to hit cinemas in February 2020.

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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