'Birds of Prey' trailer: Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn returns for more comic book mayhem

Tom Butler
Senior Editor

Warner Bros. has today released the first teaser trailer for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), its forthcoming super-villain team up movie which features the return of Margot Robbie’s Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn.

Harley has broken up with the Joker, as she explains in the trailer: “I wanted a fresh start. But it turns out, I wasn’t the only dame in Gotham looking for emancipation.”

Jared Leto is not expected to appear in the film as Mr. J, which is a continuation of Quinn’s story beyond the events of David Ayer’s 2016 film.

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey. (Warner Bros.)

Like it’s predecessor, Birds of Prey features a rogues gallery of anti-heroes including Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, and Ewan McGregor as the film’s antagonist Black Mask.

Robbie is also acting on producer on the film, inspired by the DC Comic of the same name, and has previously suggested the film is aiming for an R-rating (usually a 15 in the UK).

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According to recent reports, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum director Chad Stahelski has recently overseen second unit reshoots on Birds of Prey to “tackle and design new action scenes” in an “uncredited role”. His stunt firm 87 Eleven has been involved with the shoot since day one.

Margat Robbie attends the photocall of the movie "Once Upon a time in Hollywood" at Hotel De La Ville on August 03, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Luca Carlino/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Harley Quinn is also set to appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad which is currently in production and aiming for release in 2021.

Directed by Cathy Yan and starring Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ella Jay Basco, Ewan McGregor, Chris Messina Birds of Prey is coming to cinemas in February 2020.