The title for Birds of Prey was confusingly revealed by Margot Robbie as Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). This full title of the DC films sounds really bad. Warner Bros kicked off their DCEU universe with 2011’s Man of Steel followers by Batman v Superman in 2016. Over the past few years, DC has faced a lot of criticism by fans and critics for their perception of the shared universe.
While Aquaman is building some good buzz, which is important for Warner Bros after the disappointing Justice League. The Worlds of DC has many projects that have got fans excited, including a Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker origin film and a sequel to Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, titled Wonder Woman 1984. There is another female-led team up-film called Birds Of Prey starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
While the early buzz of the film was positive, its title reveal has now left fans confused. Robbie revealed the title on her Instagram as Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). The reveal got confirmed by Warner Bros as many felt that it was a joke. You know it’s a huge mistake when fans anticipating a film don’t realise the official title release by a star. The title has 68 characters and is across 11 words. However, it’s still not the longest movie title in history.
The title feels needlessly long but there could’ve been more ways to include both Harley Quinn and Birds of Prey in the title. It furthermore includes “fantabulous” which gives the film an outdated feel as the word got popular in the mid-2000s. it’s a silly word and all over, this title sounds needlessly long and silly.
However, if the title establishes one thing, it’s that the film will nail a specific tone and the film will be a fun female-led film. The title also promises to showcase Harley’s relationship with the Joker since “emancipation” likely means him leaving Joker.
Ultimately the confusing and clumsy reveal of the Birds of Prey title is a step back for DCEU that had been recently generating positive reviews, thanks to James Wan’s Aquaman, Wonder Woman 1984 and Aquaman.