DC's all-female superhero movie now has an official title that really needs to be seen to be believed 5 months ago

DC's all-female superhero movie now has an official title that really needs to be seen to be believed

This is quite the mouthful.

We've known for a while know that DC were moving forward with a movie based on the Birds Of Prey comic book run.

The official IMDb plot synopsis goes as follows:

After splitting up with The Joker (who may or may not still be played by Jared Leto?), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and three other female superheroes - Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez_ - come together to save the life of little girl Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from evil crime lord Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

The film is written by Christina Hodson (who also has Bumblebee out this December, and has been assigned the upcoming big screen version of Batgirl), and directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs).

If the film could kick itself out from under the stinking rotting corpse that was Suicide Squad, then maybe they really could make something of Birds Of Prey.

Or should we say... (deep breath)... Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

And no. We're not kidding.

 

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While you might think that these scribbles on the finished script by Robbie are nothing more than Harley-esque joshing, the new title was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, and the image itself was retweeted by the official Warner Brothers account.

The new title - which seems to be one half Mariah Carey album title, one half jokey version of the full title of that Birdman movie - will make for a painfully long hashtag once the promotional push begins for the film.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is due for release in Irish cinemas in February 2020. Which should be just long enough for us all to properly learn the new title...