'Birds of Prey' DC Movie: Margot Robbie Reveals Harley Quinn in First Image
Harley Quinn is getting a major makeover. On Instagram, and in a stealth YouTube video, Margot Robbie revealed a completely new look for the upcoming DC movie Birds of Prey, set to be released in 2020.
On Monday, Margot Robbie uploaded a selfie with the caption, “Miss me? 💋HQ.” The H and Q, of course, are Harley Quinn’s initials, and it’s now almost three years since Robbie won fans over with her portrayal of the fan-favorite DC character in 2016’s Suicide Squad.
As best as her costume can be described, Harley Quinn has ditched her former look — that of “crazy clown Hot Topic raver” — in exchange for “1980s glam-rock roller derby heroine.” There’s a lot more pinks and yellows than her look in Suicide Squad, there’s no more blue makeup smeared on her face, and she’s got a frilly crop top (think the Ultimate Warrior) instead of a tattered baseball tee.
You can take an additional look at the costume, as well as preview the other Birds of Prey characters, in a YouTube video likely compiled from the film’s screen tests. The video was uploaded on the non-verified account “CheekySneakyPeeky,” and is a short but generous 20 seconds. You can watch the video in the embed above.
Previous rumors surrounding Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey involved Quinn losing her tattoos, as part of her reinvention after leaving the Joker (Jared Leto). Because Quinn’s tattoos in Suicide Squad were on her thighs and legs, it’s impossible to see in Robbie’s new selfie whether or not those rumors are true. One tattoo Quinn is keeping, though, is the heart on her right cheek.
Birds of Prey, which will be set in the DCEU, takes place after Suicide Squad and will follow Harley Quinn (Robbie) teaming up with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and the fourth Batgirl, Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), in a fight against Gotham City crime lord, Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).
See Robbie’s selfie on Instagram below.
Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.