Birds of Prey Movie Explained: What Is DC’s Suicide Squad Spin-Off?

The DC Extended Universe is expanding in a number of new directions in the years ahead, including a Birds of Prey movie that will prominently feature Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. The current plan is for this film to precede Suicide Squad 2, and while this all-female team of heroes didn’t fare so well in their previous live-action incarnation, the hope is that DC can do better the second time around.

To help get you primed for this upcoming DCEU release, here’s everything you need to know about the Birds of Prey, their roster and the team’s connection to Harley Quinn.

Gotham City is a big place, and even Batman and Robin are usually hard-pressed to handle the many villains running amok in their city. That’s where the Birds of Prey come in. This superhero team is notable for featuring an almost entirely female roster, one usually anchored by the core trinity of Batgirl/Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress. Together, they battle the villains and challenges too great for any lone heroine to overcome. And as the team’s ranks have grown over the years, they’ve taken a more active role in protecting the wider world, not just Gotham City.

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