One of 2020's most-anticipated films is poised to fly into theaters this week as we see the team-up of Harley Quinn and her ultimate girl gang of badass fighters known as the Birds of Prey. Ever since the first trailer dropped, we've been looking forward to seeing them come together in a colorful, action-packed film. And now, it's (FINALLY!) almost here.
In preparation, SYFY FANGRRLS asked the cast and creative team what they're most excited for audiences to see when they get to the theater for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7.
Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn): I think they're just going to be kind of blown away by the explosion of color and action. I mean, it’s a wild ride. And there's incredible music, like a really cool lineup of young female artists. And the design aspect is pretty incredible in the film. I think, ultimately, it's fun to watch a group of women come together and kick ass. No matter what, if you're a guy or a girl, you get a bit pumped up when you're like, "Oh sh*t, the Birds are together."
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Helena Bertinelli/Huntress): I would second that. I think it's really a fun, liberating experience to watch these women get to sort of shed whatever constraints they have on themselves and whatever's holding them back in their lives and just turn it up to 11 in every way, you know? It's violent, it's messy, it's fun, it's wild, irreverent. And I think there's something really liberating about that, for us making it and also for hopefully the audience watching it.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Dinah Lance/Black Canary): And to add to all those great answers, I think it's always fun to watch flawed people, tripping and stumbling and picking themselves up and stumbling some more with an egg sandwich. [laughs] And I think that's what was so refreshing about [director] Cathy [Yan]'s take on this, was just showing what happens when all these really flawed people come together, who struggle with their own demons and are trying to emancipate themselves from something or someone or from themselves. What happens when they come together and they're forced to work together? And so it's just fun. It's just a fun movie.
Ewan McGregor (Roman Sionis/Black Mask): First of all, all the amazing characters and the female characters and the fact that it's a female-driven movie, female made movie, writer, director, producer. I mean it's a film that tackles misogyny and tackles... on, an extreme way, but also in a sort of mundane way that women have to deal with us blokes on a daily basis. Like... I don't know that another film that deals with that in a humorous way, but also in a... So I like that about it, also the way that Cathy portrays Gotham City and makes it more sort of... more closer to our world in a way than other films I've seen set in Gotham.
Christina Hodson (Writer): Ah, I can say cause they're in the trailer. Bruce the hyena, and Beavie, the beaver, just because I know he's funny. We just call him Beavie, because he's just a beaver. For the fact that we put a hyena and a stuffed beaver in this movie. It's love for the fans, love for the comic.
Birds of Prey skates into theaters on Friday.