Margot Robbie explains what Harley Quinn’s mindset is after breaking up with the Joker before the events of Birds of Prey.
Speaking with Empire, Margot Robbie noted that Harley Quinn is at a crossroads in her life after she broke up with the Joker just before the film begins, and is trying to stand on her own with some difficulty after moving past an increasingly abusive relationship. Here are Margot Robbie’s direct comments:
“She’s trying to own it. That felt like a real way to deal with a break-up. It’s not clean and easy to be a strong woman. It’s so hard. [Harley Quinn is] a bit more Courtney Love than Debbie Harry this time. She says, ‘I’m single, I don’t need him, f*** that guy.’ But if the Joker were to text her, ‘You up?’ she’d run. She’d fall to pieces.”
Harley Quinn being trapped in an abusive relationship with the Joker is often a point met with a lot of discussion, and it seems like the break-up is the crux on which her portion of Birds of Prey‘s story is based around. With the narrative not involving Joker in the main story, perhaps Harley Quinn may find her emancipation yet.
In addition, a new production still for Birds of Prey has been revealed, showcasing Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn walking off an explosion with a smile on her face. You can check it out below:
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan, McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.