We have long suspected it.  Now it has been confirmed by the star of the show herself. Margot Robbie says that Jared Leto will not be reprising his role as The Joker in Birds Of Prey, not even in a cameo.

Apparently her break-up with him post Suicide Squad will form the basis of what starts her adventures in this movie.

In an interview with Variety, Robbie also said that she did see Joker, saying that Joaquin Phoenix did a phenomenal job in the role, but confirmed that his portrayal of the character was much more grounded than these movies will be, describing them as “heightened”.

The film’s writer Christina Hodson gave more details, and added that Robbie’s goal was to show Harley having fun:

“She really wanted to see Harley with girlfriends, Harley in a girl gang. Harley is such a naturally sociable character. And I think there was just a general longing to see girls together on screen — women being friends.”

Finally, Robbie adds that it was a struggle to get Warner Brothers to greenlight the film with an R-rating.

Birds Of Prey is released on February 7th.