Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey Movie Trailer And Release Date As Margot Robbie Stars
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While DC's Suicide Squad was, for many, a massive disappointment, there was one character who stood out from the rest.
Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn became so popular that every other girl dressed as her the following Halloween. And some boys probably did too.
Known as the psychopathic boyfriend of legendary villain The Joker, the ex-psychiatrist stole every scene she was in and did more than enough to earn her own film. The spin-off is called Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and the trailer is set to be released very soon.
According to trailer-track.com, a sub-40 second sneak peek has been rated by Germany's FSK, which means that it could very well make its debut with the release of IT Chapter Two, which arrives in cinemas on September 6.
It's been dubbed a 'R-rated girl gang film' after Robbie told Collider: "I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, 'Harley needs friends'. Harley loves interacting with people, so don't ever make her do a standalone film.
"She's got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn't seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it."
Joining Harley in the Birds of Prey film is Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Bosco), Victor Zsasz (Chris Messina), and Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) who can be seen in the latest teaser trailer.
Perhaps trying to leave Suicide Squad in the past, writer Christina Hudson describes the film as a "standalone story" rather than a sequel to Suicide Squad and explained how she wrote a story that could continue Harley's narrative without relying on what came before. She said: "Obviously, yes, it's a character we have met before, but it's really its own story, and that's kind of how I approached it.
"I just tried to take myself off-leash. I fell in love with this character, and then all of these other new characters. And I just created a brand new story that felt like its own thing, and that doesn't have to feel like it follows one or the other."