We’re in the midst of a big week for the upcoming Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which started off with our first look at a shiny new outfit worn by Harley Quinn, followed by the film’s first teaser, and now continues with a fresh pair of set photos that indicate another costume change for the Clown Princess of Crime.
As you can see below, Margot Robbie has already switched from the glitzy bird wings we saw in yesterday’s teaser to an outfit that seems more in line with the jester designs from the comics. Either way, she’d have a hard time blending into a crowd, with this new costume proving every bit as loud and colorful as her previous getups.
Her outfit isn’t the only thing about Harley that’s expected to change in Cathy Yan’s flick, though. For one thing, the character is set to break away from the Joker in a film that serves to establish Quinn as a compelling lead in her own right. As writer Christina Hodson put it earlier this month in an interview with Variety, “She doesn’t have to be in anyone’s shadow,” hence the “Emancipation” referenced in the movie’s title.
At the same time, Robbie herself has said that she doesn’t ever want to see Harley in her own standalone film, so while the character may be leaving the old Suicide Squad cast behind, she’s also set to join a new team consisting of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. We’ll find out how the gang fares in their fight with Black Mask when Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7th, 2020.