David Ayer's 2016 blockbuster didn't exactly set the world on fire (critically, at least) and it seems the studio is keen to separate itself from that disappointing Worlds of DC entry.
Chatting to ScreenRant, Kroll weighed in on how Margot Robbie's comic book actioner stands on its own within the DC Universe.
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"I don't think it has any similarities to Suicide Squad, except that we have Harley at the centre of it. I mean her character really is the one that popped out of Suicide Squad, so all of the amazing things that people embraced about her we have in our movie, and then some."
The producer elaborated: "We have this unique opportunity, right? We have two hours – or whatever the movie winds up being – the opportunity to exploit and add dimension and context around what is, I think, arguably one of the world's favourite characters out of the DC Universe.
"But other than that it's a standalone story. And uniquely its own. It's not connected to Suicide Squad.
"It's not a sequel, it's not a continuation of that story."
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will be released in cinemas on February 7, 2020.
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