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Margot Robbie Says No Faygo Guzzling Jared Leto Joker Will Appear In 'Birds of Prey'

By Jodi Smith | Industry | January 2, 2020 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | January 2, 2020 |


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Yes, I enjoyed Jared Leto’s Joker and the movie Suicide Squad. I did hate how Leto’s Joker looked since he seemed likely to ask for someone to explain rainbows and electricity to him in song, but I appreciated the sliminess of his characterization of the Clown Prince of Crime.

However, one movie was enough, thanks. This was especially true once we all found out about his assy hijinks with co-stars disguised as Method Acting. I wanted more Harley Quinn (as played by Margot Robbie) and it was so thoughtful of Hollywood to come through for me, providing the upcoming Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn that also gives me a group of all-female badasses against two sh*t male villains.

The catalyst for the movie come from Harley and her Mistah J breaking up, but according to star Robbie in an interview with Variety, we won’t be seein’ her Puddin’:

During “Suicide Squad,” Robbie says she “fell in love with” Harley Quinn, though she didn’t understand why the wildly brilliant, unstable character would stay in a relationship with the Joker (played by Jared Leto), who “wants to kill her most of the time.”

…The movie, as its subtitle implies, starts after Harley’s breakup with the Joker. Robbie confirms that Leto’s incarnation of the character doesn’t appear, not even as a cameo.

Here’s hoping that Harley cutting off her hair and wallowing about the Joker is just a small blip in an otherwise ass-kicking movie that puts Harley into a situation with other strong women that help her realize her worth. In addition to the plot touting strong women, the making of the movie itself is just as female-centered as the flick:

It features Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. It’s written by a woman (Christina Hodson), directed by a woman (Cathy Yan) and has women producers (Robbie and Sue Kroll). The movie is an ambitious leap forward for LuckyChap — a $75 million, R-rated, Warner Bros./DC Entertainment production.

I’m excited about EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE. Birds of Prey hits theaters February 7, 2020. Just in time to be an early birthday treat for me.




Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.



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