Long titles have always been cool, regardless of what some would have you believe. Still, apparently some people weren't quite sure whether or not to take Margot Robbie's recent amendment to the title of Warner Bros.' upcoming Birds of Prey seriously. Now, following a confirmation from Warner Bros. that the Robbie-teased title definitely wasn't a joke, Robbie herself has elaborated a bit further on the intentions behind Birds of Prey (and the Fantabuous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
"Yeah, that's the title,' Robbie told one of the late night Jimmys Monday. "It's not gonna be, it's not a very serious movie, so we thought the title should reflect that. Birds of Prey makes it sound very serious, and then that, you know, that's kinda like Harley adding her, like, 'Hey, I'm in this too.'"
In fact, Robbie was integral to this particular long title’s path to existence. "I love a long title," she said. "Actually, I said that when we were thinking of the title. I said 'You know what? You know what's a great title? Did you ever see The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?' Long title, but I love it. It's a great movie, as well. You should watch it."
Birds of Prey is directed by Cathy Yan and also stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, and Rosie Perez. Robbie said Monday that shooting would begin in early 2019, echoing previous comments from Winstead. Release is set for Feb. 7, 2020.