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It's Harley freakin' Quinn! Warner Bros. showed off sharp talons today by releasing the first trailer for director Cathy Yan's Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). DC's second female-led comic book project, the film follows a team usually fronted by Batgirl, Black Canary, and Huntress. In the DCEU, the group will be headed by Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, who breaks up with Joker and decides to do some good by protecting young Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from the wrath of Gotham's most feared gangster, Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).
The trailer follows the suit of the film's color-blasted posters (seen below), giving fans everything they could possibly ask from a bop-happy, hammer-wielding villain (who, frankly, is impossible to hate). She's after emancipation, and everything from the trailer's Lady and the Tramp moment with her pet hyenas to its "Material Girl" / "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" sequence are all in pursuit of this.
Check it out below:
Huntress and Black Canary also play major roles in the story and and are played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, respectively. At this time, it's unclear if Barbara Gordon is in play, but since the studio has been trying to launch a solo Batgirl movie, this would be the perfect vehicle with which to introduce the character. Rosie Perez, Ali Wong, Chris Messina, Charlene Amoia, Steven Williams, Derek Wilson, Dana Lee, François Chau, Matthew Willig, and Robert Catrini all co-star. And here are those posters, which WB dropped yesterday:
"It’s all women and genuinely funny and weird. It feels from the ’90s, in the best way," Winstead said of the film in May.
Penned by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee), Birds of Prey pecks its way into theaters everywhere Feb. 7, 2020. Interestingly enough, Hodson is also working on a screenplay for the aforementioned Batgirl project, which was originally spearheaded by Joss Whedon.