As if the title wasn't enough to go on, now it's official, as Harley Quinn and the Joker have called it quits for Birds of Prey.
A new set image surfaces of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn where her tattoo on the right side of her leg has the Joker's name crossed out, yet in the first Suicide Squad movie it wasn't.
The tattoo states "Harley + Puddin" in Suicide Squad (see below), but for Birds of Prey, the "Puddin" is crossed out. Harley has other writing on her legs which look to reference the Joker which is illegible in the photo below.
The official title for the movie is "Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" with emancipation obviously being a reference to her departure from the Joker. I wrote about it here how I think Jared Leto is done as the Joker, and that Harley Quinn is done with the Joker as well, due in part to the #metoo movement.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn on the “Birds of Prey ( and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” set in Los Angeles on February 1, 2019. ✨ pic.twitter.com/3R7nH9W9GC— Birds of Prey movie updates. (@bopupdates) February 2, 2019
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has a February 7, 2020 release directed by Cathy Yan also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Helena Bertinelli / Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Dinah Lance / Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Gotham City detective Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, with Ewan McGregor as Black Mask.
The plot is rumored to include that Batman has been missing for years, which gives rise to the villain of the movie, the Gotham crime boss Black Mask, and that the Black Mask kidnaps the young Cassandra Cain to mold her into an assassin, with Harley Quinn, Black Canary and Huntress coming together to rescue Cassandra and put a stop to Black Mask.