DC Extended Universe star Margot Robbie stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss the full title of the upcoming Birds of Prey film. In an Instagram last month, the actress revealed that the movie’s full title was Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.) Fans of the franchise were at first taken aback by the title’s reveal, thinking that Robbie was playing a joke on her followers. Despite this, Margot confirmed in an interview with Fallon that Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) was indeed the real title of the film.
Speaking with Fallon, Robbie, who is also one of the film’s producers, says that she loves long movie titles. When the creative team at Warner Bros. was debating what to officially entitle the film, Robbie gave the example of the 2013 Academy Award-nominated film The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, saying that the film’s title served as partial inspiration for her own film. Robbie also teased that the title is reflective of the type of tone in the film. In the comics, the Birds of Prey are a very serious group of characters. Including the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn to the title let’s audiences know that the movie is going to be a fun action-adventure film. The movie will see Harley teaming-up with the Birds of Prey, who include Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya, as they try to save Cassandra Cain from the villainous Black Mask.
Christina Hodson, who wrote the film’s script, has praised Robbie for her work. Hodson calls Robbie an amazing producer who is very attentive to many of the minutiae of creating a stellar film. Hodson noted that writing a big budget Hollywood film is a daunting task, and thanked Robbie for her interest and suggestions as she worked to write a great script for the all-female team’s first film adaptation. Robbie herself is already looking to the future of the franchise. Speaking to Pride Source, the actress says that she hopes for Poison Ivy to be introduced to the series as soon as possible. Usually portrayed as a Batman villain, Poison Ivy is a frequent ally of Harley Quinn in the comics. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) opens on February 7, 2020.