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Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn)
Attribution Information
Directed by Cathy Yan
Produced by Margot Robbie
Sue Kroll
Bryan Unkeless
Walter Hamada (Exec.)
Galen Vaisman (Exec.)
Geoff Johns (Exec.)
David Ayer (Exec.)
Hans Ritter (Exec.)
Written by Story
Christina Hodson
Christina Hodson
Music by Daniel Pemberton
Production Information
Distributor DC Films
Warner Bros.
LuckyChap Entertainment
Kroll & Co. Entertainment
Clubhouse Pictures
Budget $84,000,000
Revenue $201,000,000
Release Date February 7, 2020
Duration TBA
Chronological Information
Preceded by Shazam!
Followed by Wonder Woman 1984

"The Joker and I broke up, I was looking for a fresh start but it turns out I wasn’t the only dame in Gotham looking for emancipation."
—Harley Quinn

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) is an American superhero film based on DC Comics characters Harley Quinn and Birds of Prey. It is the eighth installment in the DC Comics' Extended Universe. It was released on February 7, 2020.


You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.



By type 






  • Good Night
  • Huntress' Crossbow (First appearance)
  • Mallet
  • Police Baton (First appearance)
  • Roman Sionis' Mask (First appearance)

Organizations and titles

Vehicles and vessels

  • Semi-Truck

Behind the Scenes[]


On May 16, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Margot Robbie had been working on a Harley Quinn spin-off film from Suicide Squad. Robbie brought in a screenwriter whose later revealed to be Christina Hodson, into the fold when bringing the project in to Warner Bros. It was said to feature not just Harley, but also more female heroines and villains, such as the Birds of Prey, and Gotham City Sirens.[1] During the press for Suicide Squad when asked about the project Robbie confirmed that nothing was set in stone yet but she's trying to make it happen. On Sept 14, 2016, the project was officially greenlit by Warner Bros. after signing a deal with Robbie and her company LuckyChap Ent.[2] On November 11, 2016 Christina Hodson was announced to be writing a Birds of Prey project by The Wrap. [3] On April 17, 2018, after Hodson was announced to be writing Batgirl from her Birds of Prey script, Cathy Yan was announced to be the film's director, with Margot Robbie, Sue Kroll, and Bryan Unkless producing. Casting will be announced soon. [4] [5] [6] The film will introduce Huntress, Black Canary, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya.[7] On August 6, 2018, The Wrap reported that the film's villain will be Black Mask. [8] On September 20, 2018, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported that the shortlist for Birds of Prey includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Janelle Monae for Black Canary. Sofia Boutella, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Margaret Qualley, and Cristin Milioti for Huntress. Justina Machado, and Roberta Colindrez for Renee Montoya. [9] [10] On September 24, 2018, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the film was to be released on February 14, 2020, but was moved up a week to February 7, 2020. [11] [12] On September 26, 2018, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were announced to have been cast as Black Canary and Huntress. [13] [14] On October 3, 2018, Rosie Perez was announced to have joined the cast as Renee Montoya. [15] [16] On October 25, 2018, Matthew Libatique announced he would be the cinematographer for the film. [17] On November 1, 2018, Ewan McGregor was announced to have joined the cast as Black Mask. [18] [19] [20] [21] On November 14, 2018, newcomer Ella Jay Basco was announced to have joined the cast as Cassandra Cain. [22] [23] The stunt team behind the John Wick films, Atomic Blonde, and Aquaman will work on the stunts for Birds of Prey. On November 20, 2018, Margot Robbie and WB revealed the official title of the film as Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn). On December 11, 2018, WB revealed the rest of the cast including Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ali Wong, Steven Williams, Derek Wilson, Dana Lee, Francois Chau, Matthew Willig, and Robert Catrini. [24] On December 16, 2018, Michael Masini was announced to have joins the film. [25] On January 17, 2019, Talon Reid revealed on his Reddit account that he would be portraying henchman of Black Mask. [26] [27]


Production is said to start at the end of the 2018. [28] [29] [30] Filming will begin in January of 2019. [31] Filming will commence in Los Angeles, California in January under the working title Fox Force Five (FFF). [32] [33] [34] On January 14, 2019, filming on Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) has commeneced in Los Angeles, California. On April 15, 2019, filming on Birds of Prey had wrapped.

Critical Reaction[]



  • Margot Robbie has been secretly working on this project and trying to get it off the ground with WB for over 3 years since she got the role of Harley Quinn. Gotham City Sirens and Harley Quinn vs The Joker were projects WB put forward and gave Robbie executive credit for GCS before officially greenlighting Birds of Prey. [35]



  1. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/margot-robbie-harley-quinn-movie-standalone-894486
  2. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/margot-robbie-signs-first-look-928813
  3. https://www.thewrap.com/harley-quinn-birds-of-prey-christina-hodson/
  4. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/cathy-yan-talks-direct-harley-quinn-movie-1103328
  5. http://variety.com/2018/film/news/cathy-yan-harley-quinn-movie-margot-robbie-1202755503/
  6. http://deadline.com/2018/04/harley-quinn-margot-robbie-cathy-yan-birds-of-prey-warner-bros-dc-entertainment-bat-girl-christina-hodson-1202365866/
  7. https://www.thewrap.com/birds-of-prey-black-canary-huntress-cassandra-cain-renee-montoya/
  8. https://www.thewrap.com/birds-of-prey-villain-black-mask-batman/
  9. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warner-bros-testing-diverse-talent-dc-birds-prey-film-1145844
  10. https://deadline.com/2018/09/birds-of-prey-actresses-in-the-mix-sofia-boutella-mary-elizabeth-winstead-justina-machado-more-1202468714/
  11. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/birds-prey-movie-open-2020-1146570
  12. https://deadline.com/2018/09/margot-robbie-dc-birds-of-prey-movie-release-date-1202470284/
  13. https://variety.com/2018/film/news/birds-of-prey-black-canary-huntress-jurnee-smollett-bell-mary-elizabeth-winstead-1202958570/
  14. https://deadline.com/2018/09/birds-of-prey-cast-mary-elizabeth-winstead-wins-role-of-huntress-jurnee-smollett-bell-is-black-canary-1202471751/
  15. https://www.thewrap.com/birds-of-prey-rosie-perez-renee-montoya/
  16. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/birds-prey-casts-rosie-perez-as-renee-montoya-1149207
  17. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/showbiz/showbizabroad/671259/pinoy-cinematographer-matthew-libatique-behind-a-star-is-born-is-also-behind-venom/story/
  18. https://deadline.com/2018/11/ewan-mcgregor-joins-birds-of-prey-as-villain-black-mask-1202494174/
  19. https://www.thewrap.com/birds-of-prey-ewan-mcgregor-batman-black-mask/
  20. https://variety.com/2018/film/news/ewan-mcgregor-black-mask-birds-of-prey-1203017487/
  21. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/birds-prey-casts-ewan-mcgregor-as-villain-black-mask-1157130
  22. https://variety.com/2018/film/news/birds-of-prey-cassandra-cain-harley-quinn-spinoff-1203028727/
  23. https://www.thewrap.com/birds-of-prey-ella-jay-basco-cassandra-cain/
  24. https://deadline.com/2018/12/birds-of-prey-cast-chris-messina-victor-zsasz-derek-wilson-tim-evans-renee-montoya-warner-bros-dc-1202517483/
  25. https://variety.com/2018/film/news/box-office-aquaman-international-1203090459/
  26. https://www.reddit.com/r/DC_Cinematic/comments/ah0g4e/other_early_start_on_a_rainy_set_for_one_of_black/?ref=share&ref_source=embed&utm_content=title&utm_medium=post_embed&utm_name=f103c61572aa4322915dfe937a40eccb&utm_source=embedly&utm_term=ah0g4e
  27. https://heroichollywood.com/birds-of-prey-black-mask-set-tease/
  28. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/cathy-yan-talks-direct-harley-quinn-movie-1103328
  29. http://variety.com/2018/film/news/cathy-yan-harley-quinn-movie-margot-robbie-1202755503/
  30. http://deadline.com/2018/04/harley-quinn-margot-robbie-cathy-yan-birds-of-prey-warner-bros-dc-entertainment-bat-girl-christina-hodson-1202365866/
  31. https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2018/07/exclusive-margot-robbie-confirms-january-production-start-for-birds-of-prey/
  32. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harley-quinn-spinoff-film-birds-prey-california-tax-credit-recipients-1129269
  33. https://pursuenews.com/birds-of-prey-movie-filming-start-date-revealed-gets-a-fitting-working-title/
  34. https://www.productionweekly.com/
  35. https://www.moviefone.com/2018/05/08/margot-robbie-talks-harley-quinn-spin-off/

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