In a recent interview with MTV News, Robbie revealed this unusual reference that the film makes to the classic.
“In ‘Pulp Fiction,’ when Uma (Thurman])and John Travolta are having their $5 milkshake, she’s explaining the pilot that she – which I think, in real life, Uma had done. I think that dialogue was based on the fact that she’d done a pilot like that. And then he turned it into dialogue, and then she talks about Fox Force Five. And it’s like a whole scene,” Robbie said. “But in our movie, there’s five prominent women. And like, we always throw a reference to Tarantino moments that we pray to inject into the film. So, it felt fitting.”
You can see that scene below.
Robbie continued by saying she even asked Tarantino if she could call the film Fox Force Five, which he said was “really funny.” Then, she explained why they went with Birds Of Prey.
“It’s not a very serious movie… we thought the title should reflect that,” she said. “Birds of Prey makes it sound really serious and that’s like Harley adding her, don’t worry, I’m in this, too.”
Even though Birds Of Prey isn’t slated to hit theaters until early next year, it looks like the film may have already hit a bit of a snag. Test Screenings of the movie have left split reactions between audiences and Warner Bros. executives.
Screen Rant’s Stephen M. Colbert took to Twitter to state that audiences were “raving” about Birds Of Prey. He went on to reveal that the internal WB screening had the “opposite effect.”
“So the audience test screening for Birds of Prey had people raving about it and the internal WB test screening seemingly had the opposite effect. So basically all I needed to be reassured. Hopefully Robbie can keep their hands off of it.”
So the audience test screening for Birds of Prey had people raving about it and the internal WB test screening seemingly had the opposite effect. So basically all I needed to be reassured. Hopefully Robbie can keep their hands off of it.
— ☕Stephen M. Colbert (@smcolbert) July 13, 2019
The synopsis for the Suicide Squad spinoff reads, “After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes—Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya—come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.”
Aside from Robbie and Basco, the cast includes Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Black Mask (Ewan McGregor), Victor Zsasz (Chris Messina) and Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez).
You can watch a teaser for the film below.
Birds Of Prey is currently slated to hit theaters Feb. 7, 2020.
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