Originally WB had reserved Febraury 14 of that year to let the Harley Quinn crusader movie fly but then decided a week earlier was better. There’s an untitled Disney live-action title slated for February 14 — oh, and MGM’s Bond 25 — and now Birds of Prey nests on the first weekend in February, which will include such competition as Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2 and Paramount’s animated feature The Loud House. Something has to move, as Birds of Prey no doubt will be a four-quad title.
Warner Bros. will have the Imax screens when Birds of Prey opens that weekend; that’s a big part of the equation for any title looking to get to a record debut.
Last week we reported on the actresses reading for the parts of Huntress, Rene Montoya and Black Canary in the Cathy Yan-directed Suicide Squad spinoff.