Birds of Prey will be available for video on demand earlier than expected

You’ll be able to watch Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey in action much sooner! Warner Bros. is releasing the film for home viewing on March 24.

Here’s some fantabulous news for entertainment fans. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is set to be released digitally as early as March 24.

Warner Bros. confirmed to Variety that the film – still playing in some theaters worldwide – can be purchased for video on demand at $19.99, and will also be available for rental in April.

As governments are advising several precautions to slow down the spread of novel coronavirus, more studios could be going down the route of streaming their latest releases. The news of the home release of Birds of Prey comes on the heels of Universal making several of their latest films available on streaming platforms. Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan had tweeted that she wouldn’t mind releasing the film for home viewing early, and Warner Bros. appears to have followed through with that plan.

Birds of Prey is the DC Extended Universe spin-off featuring Margot Robbie as the newly single Harley Quinn, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Dinah Lance/Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain. These Birds of Prey team up together to protect one of their own, recover a family heirloom and take down the evil Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) and his cohort, Victor Zsasz (Chris Messina).

The film is a refreshing take on the superhero genre and it equal parts fun and horrifying. Writer Christina Hodson and director Yan create a world that remains true to its comic book origins, while also reflecting how women navigate the real world. There are intense action scenes set to a delightful soundtrack. But, the subject matter can be disturbing to some. If you’re planning on snuggling up and watching the film, please ensure you check the content warnings first. [Note: mild spoilers in the link.]

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