Early Word On DC's Birds Of Prey Is 'Bonkers' In The Best Way

Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

Whatever your thought on the DC film universe, it's largely agreed that Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn has been one of the highlights. For that reason, many are probably very interested in what's happening with the character's next film. Fittingly, it seems that's what's happening is absolutely nuts, as well it should be with a character as insane as Harley Quinn.

Birds of Prey, or, if we're being official, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), is currently in production, and isn't set for release until next February. However, Birth. Movies. Death's Scott Wampler recently stated on Twitter that he had spoken with somebody who had attended a test screening of the film. According to him, the person raved about it. Wampler said that, if this person was to be believed, the movie was "bonkers in the best way possible."

Wampler himself is hesitant to go into too much detail on what he was told, as he has no confirmation that the description he got was accurate, and so we should also take this report with a grain of salt. Having said that, the fact that he's even revealing the information would seem to indicate he thinks there's some legitimacy to it.

Certainly "bonkers in the best way possible" is a perfect description of the Harley Quinn character when she's at her best. She's over the top and fun, while also being completely psychotic, and therefore terrifying. It's that mixture that makes her interesting.

Birds of Prey will put Harley alongside Huntress, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary. The story puts them up against the Batman villain Black Mask, who will be played by Ewan McGregor.

While this doesn't really tell us much, it's certainly not a bad thing for fans that are looking forward to Birds of Prey. While the new film will certainly be part of the DC movie universe, as it stars Margot Robbie as the character she started in Suicide Squad, it's unclear how much any of that will matter. Most of the recent DC films, like Shazam! and Aquaman, that have been part of that universe, have largely ignored that and focused on individual stories that don't require any sort of continuity.

Having said that, it has been explained that Batman will be MIA in the new film. The caped crusader has apparently gone missing. If that will end being referenced at all in Birds of Prey, perhaps giving us an idea where things are going with that character, we may get our first clue where the DC universe is going post-Justice League.

With word that Warner Bros. will be one of several studios sitting out San Diego Comic-Con this year, we may not be getting any major Birds of Prey updates any time soon, but with the film eight months away, and the fact that it's the next DC movie on the schedule, minus the clearly unconnected stand alone Joker movie, it likely won't be too long before we get our first real look at the new film.

Dirk Libbey
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