Birds of Prey - What you need to know about the Suicide Squad spin-off film starring Margot Robbie

Harley Quinn teams up with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya in superhero action movie Birds of Prey. Discover more about the film, its story and its stars.

By Sophia Moir Published: 19 February 2020 - 11.53am

Margot Robbie

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Harley Quinn returns in the superhero action movie Birds of Prey.

Starring Margot Robbie in the titular role, Birds of Prey sees Quinn team up with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from a Gotham City crime lord.

Also known as Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) - seemingly acknowledging her break up from the Joker - it’s the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe, and follows on from 2016’s Suicide Squad.

From how to watch in the UK to the list of cast and characters, here’s all you need to know about Birds of Prey.

How to watch Birds of Prey in the UK

Race you to the cinema - Birds of Prey is in cinemas now.

The film will have its home entertainment release later in 2020.

Check out Margot Robbie in the trailer: "I'm Harley freakin' Quinn" 

Birds of Prey story: The unlikely foursome team up

Since the events of 2016’s Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn has split from the Joker (Jared Leto).

In Birds of Prey, Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass. 

Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.

From Margot Robbie to Ewan McGregor: Birds of Prey cast and characters

Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, The Wolf of Wall Street) returns as Harley Quinn, the former-certified psychiatrist, who became a crazed criminal and later a part of the Suicide Squad.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, Fargo) plays The Huntress, a vigilante who’s the orphaned daughter of a gangster.

True Blood and Friday Night Lights star Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays Black Canary, a fellow vigilante with the metahuman ability of hypersonic screams, which she inherited from her mother.

Birds of Prey cast Warner Bros

Rosie Perez (Fearless, Pitch Perfect 2) plays Renee Montoya, an alcoholic, cynical detective in the Gotham City Police Department.

Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!, Trainspotting) plays Roman Sionis, a brutal and iron-fisted crime lord. 

Argo and Sharp Objects actor Chris Messina plays Victor Zsasz, a deranged mob killer and henchman of Sionis who carves a tally mark on his skin for each victim he claims.

Newcomer Ella Jay Basco also stars as Cassandra 'Cass' Cain in her feature film debut.

Birds of Prey in the DC Extended Universe: Follow-ups and sequels

Birds of Prey is the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and the follow-up to Suicide Squad. Here's where it fits in with the rest of the released and upcoming films in the DCEU below.


  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Shazam! (2019)
  • Birds of Prey (2020)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
  • The Batman (2021)
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • Black Adam (2021)
  • Shazam! 2 (2022)
  • The Flash (2022)
  • Aquaman 2 (2022)

A Birds of Prey sequel hasn’t been confirmed by Warner Bros, but Gizmodo reports that Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad (2021).

Birds of Prey is in UK cinemas now.

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