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Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini really digs the full Birds of Prey movie title, calls it 'classic Quinnsanity'

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Nov 23, 2018

Earlier this week, actor Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) revealed the full movie title for Cathy Yan's upcoming live-action Birds of Prey movie, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). We lightly joked about the fact that it resembled the name of a 2005 Mariah Carey album, but Paul Dini, co-creator of Harley Quinn, really likes it.

"I love the new movie title because I often have Harley scribble nonsense and wacky throughts all over things, like her therapist's pad, or my introduction to the Sirens book," Dini wrote on his Facebook page. "So this subtitle reads as classic Quinnsanity to me. One more thing to be thankful about this week."

Despite her iconic status within the DC Universe, Harley did not begin in the pages of a comic book. Rather, Dini created her with artist Bruce Timm in 1992 for Batman: The Animated Series, where she was voiced by Arleen Sorkin. In the last 26 years, the character has become a comic book phenomenon and a major part of the Batman mythos—and not just as Joker's girlfriend, either.

Written by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) and directed by Yan (Dead Pigs), Birds of Prey sees Robbie's Quinn teaming up with some other badass women like Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) to protect young Cassandra Cain (most likely Ella Jay Basco) from the dreaded Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

Margot Robbie is only the second actor to portray Quinn in a live-action format after Mia Sara (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) in the short-lived Birds of Prey TV series on The WB. Harley will be returning to the animated format in her own TV-MA series for the DC Universe streaming app, where she'll be voiced by Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory).

Birds of Prey is slated to open in theaters on February 7, 2020.


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