During a recent interview with Variety, Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie confirmed reports that Jared Leto will not reprise his take on the infamous Batman villain. Robbie’s exact words were,
“Leto’s incarnation of the character doesn’t appear, not even as a cameo.”
While not unexpected, set photos had appeared online depicting The Joker “breaking up” with Harley, presumably during the beginning of the film. Of course, another possibility is for unused footage from Suicide Squad to be implemented. However, based on Margot Robbie’s comments, that seems unlikely for Birds of Prey. Directed by Cathy Yan, Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn will hit theaters on February 7, 2020.
Since the events of Suicide Squad, Batman has disappeared, leaving Gotham City unprotected from crime, and Harley Quinn has left the Joker. When Cassandra Cain, a young girl, comes across a diamond belonging to crime lord Black Mask, Harley joins forces with Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to help protect her.