The DC Universe is on a high streak right now, with Warner Bros. celebrating the critical and financial success of James Wan's Aquaman. While the shared universe has had both peaks and valleys, things to be on the upswing-- with a handful of very exciting projects hitting theaters over the next two years. Chief among them is Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which will bring Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn back into live-action for the first time since Suicide Squad.
Fans are eager for any information regarding Birds of Prey's contents, as Cathy Yan's upcoming blockbuster will see Harley colliding with Gotham City favorites like Huntress, Black Mask, and Black Canary. Robbie just revealed the first glimpse of Harley in the upcoming ensemble film, check it out below.
Harley is back, and she's got a few new looks to show off in Birds of Prey. While Suicide Squad was focused on just one mission, audiences mostly saw Margot Robbie's character in the ensemble that inspired countless Halloween costumes. But that'll change when Birds of Prey finally arrives in theaters.
This first image of Harley comes to us from Margot Robbie's personal Instagram. The social media account has actually become the go-to place for new Birds of Prey information, as Robbie uses her massive following to help announce exciting updates for the upcoming blockbuster. In fact, that where the film's full title was announced, with her character's importance becoming clear with (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
Harley is shown wearing a way more colorful outfit than what she rocked in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, and one that doesn't appear to have direct comic book roots. Instead, she's wearing pink and some sort of crazy jacket with streamers attached. Although there's one detail from the Birds of Prey costume that fans are focusing on.
If you zoom in, you'll notice that the dog tag Harley is wearing has the name "Bruce" engraved. This has sent DC fans spinning, with perhaps the most obvious connection relating to Bruce Wayne. Does this mean that Ben Affleck's character has abandoned his secret identity? Or maybe Birds of Prey will kill off that version of Batman, therefore giving Warner Bros. the chance to recast if Affleck is inching towards the door.
Another possibility is that the Bruce in the dog tag is simply an easter egg related to Bruce Timm. Bruce Timm is one of the minds behind the beloved Batman animated series from the 1990s, which is where Harley Quinn made her first ever appearance across any mediums. As such, he's the architect of her signature harlequin look, so Harley's dog tag might be a great way to pay tribute to her character's co-creator.
Answers should arrive when Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) arrives in theaters on February 7th, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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