Margot Robbie unleashes mayhem as Harley Quinn in these exclusive new Birds of Prey images

Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey
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Bird of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is the first comic-book movie to arrive in 2020, and it’s also one of the most exciting. Because, as the extravagant subtitle makes clear, Margot Robbie’s Harley has been emancipated from her former beau, the Joker, and has broken away from the Suicide Squad. Now she’s forming her own “girl gang”…

“I feel like I’ve spent so long thinking about it, and working on it, that it’s going to be really nice to be able to put it out in the world,” producer and star Robbie tells our sister publication Total Film magazine for the new cover feature. Above and below, you can see exclusive new images from the upcoming DC movie, include a cool behind-the-scenes shot.

Harley Quinn behind bars in Birds of Prey

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“Once I started getting to know her, and prepping for [Suicide Squad], I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, there is so much more to be done with this character,’”, continues Robbie. “Obviously, you can only do so much in a film like Suicide Squad where there are so many other characters, and you’ve got to be introduced to everyone, and you’ve got a huge plot thing to contend with. So I was just like, ‘There is so much more to do with her.’”

Birds of Prey is directed by Cathy Yan (Sundance hit Dead Pigs), and co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez and Ella Jay Basco, with Ewan McGregor and Chris Messina on villain duties.

Margot Robbie behind the scenes of Birds of Prey

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Robbie, Yan and the cast speak in detail about the movie with Total Film magazine for the latest issue’s cover feature. The new issue hits shelves on December 20. Birds of Prey opens in cinemas on February 7.

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Total Film's Birds of Prey subscriber-only cover

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Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.