This is all the more noticeable when paying attention to her work in the superhero genre as Harley Quinn in the DC Comics films. Her character is a renegade trickster, a harlequin gone rogue. After her big screen introduction in the less-than-brilliant Suicide Squad, Harley is now getting her own standalone film.
Birds of Prey arrives after a break up – Harley used to be in a relationship with the Joker. But this film is all about her independence – hence the film's somewhat lengthy subtitle, 'The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn'. But it's not all fun – she's taking on a new enemy, in the shape of Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor.
Robbie is joined by a new team of women forming the title crew, made up of comic book characters old and new (Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya are all here). The cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez and Ali Wong.
Excitingly, Birds of Prey is directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) – making the boys club of the genre feel somewhat more inviting with a promising woman at the helm. Look forward to more surprises from Harley and co. when Birds of Prey hits cinemas on 7 February.
|What||Birds of Prey: Margot Robbie's candy-coloured superhero|
07 Feb 20 – 07 Feb 21, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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