– by Joseph Jammer Medina

UPDATE: According to THRthe doodles in the script aren’t just Margot Robbie goofing off, but the actual title of the film…So the film is actually called: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Yeah, I’ll get used to typing that…


While Suicide Squad didn’t manage to live up to all of our lofty expectations, I’d argue there was a lot of unrealized potential within the existing framework. More specifically, I found each of the characters to be pretty interesting and fun to watch in spite of how stupid the plot ended up being. But even I was a bit surprised that, by the end credits, Harley Quinn returned to the arms of one Clown Prince of Crime.

Of course, this isn’t necessarily a surprise to fans of the character. While she has gone on to achieve great things on her own in the comic, she wasn’t immediately able to step away from the oppression of the Joker, so to have her immediately ready to distance herself would have felt weird and disingenuous. However, if you feared she would be emotionally chained to Jared Leto forever, fret not, it looks like she’ll be casting aside those cuffs in the upcoming Birds of Prey film, as teased by actress Margot Robbie in an image of the title page she Harley Quinned-up.

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There are a lot of great details there, including the Suicide Squad face on the “O” in “of,” the way she wrote in the subtitle “And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” in parentheses, the kiss mark, and the rest of the little doodles. It’s very fourth wall-breaking, which has kind of what Harley Quinn is known for these days.

More than anything, it hints heavily at this being her finally saying goodbye (or at least making attempts to) to Joker. Does this mean we’ll get a few minutes with Leto reprising his role as Joker in order to make this arc more tangible…or will this be an offscreen arc? I guess we’ll have to wait.

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SOURCE: Margot Robbie

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.