will follow up her big 2019 with an even bigger 2020 thanks to the release of “Birds of Prey
.” The Warner Bros.
tentpole finds the Oscar nominee reprising her “Suicide Squad
” role of Harley Quinn opposite Jurnee Smollett-Bell
as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
as Huntress, and Ewan McGregor
as Black Mask. The superhero film is powered by women, with Robbie serving as producer and “Dead Pigs
” helmer Cathy Yan
in the director’s chair, and that’s one reason Harley Quinn won’t be presented only as an object of desire.
“That’s what happens when you have a female producer, director, writer,” costume designer Erin Benach
recently told Vogue
about making some slight alterations to Harley Quinn’s “Suicide Squad
” look in order to better empower the character.
“Yeah, it’s definitely less male gaze–y,” Robbie added.
Benach went straight into work on “Birds of Prey
” following “A Star Is Born