Warner Bros. had excessive hopes for Birds of Prey. Whereas Suicide Squad might need been a vital disappointment, it made a bunch of cash, with many agreeing that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was the breakout character. So, why not make a film along with her on the core, bringing collectively a gaggle of the DC Universe’s most badass feminine superheroes in an explicitly feminist motion romp? From there, it must be only a hop, skip and a soar to Birds of Prey 2, proper?
Sadly, audiences simply didn’t present up. Some argue its launch on the very starting of the Coronavirus panic didn’t do it any favors as its theatrical run ended early and audiences might have been cautious of huge crowds. My principle although is that it’s simply because it’s not an excellent film. I checked it out when it hit VOD and located a weirdly structureless story with iffy motion sequences that by no means discovered its footing.
Regardless of the motive, its failure has apparently put the brakes on plans for a sequel. Big Freakin Robotic is reporting that their supply at Warner Bros. instructed them the next:
“Warners not believes within the idea or within the artistic workforce behind the film.”
As well as, Harley Quinn’s position in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad can also be reportedly being revised, downgrading her from the lead character to a member of the ensemble. I discover that just a little tougher to imagine, if solely as a result of I doubt it’s really easy to push James Gunn round. Regardless of the case, plainly this explicit strand of the DCEU has come to an unexpectedly early finish.
Luckily for us, there’s the completely unbelievable Harley Quinn animated sequence over on DC Universe (and finally HBO Max). The present is clearly influenced by Margot Robbie’s tackle the character, however develops her approach past what we’ve seen on the massive display screen. Actually, if you happen to’re in any respect into Batman it’s a must-watch.
Supply: Big Freakin Robotic