Harley Quinn is done with Mister J. After Margot Robbie showed up in Suicide Squad, spreading Joker's trademark brand of mayhem, the first trailer of Birds of Prey makes her realise that she is "the one people should be scared of".
She begins by giving herself a fresh start – and a new hairstyle – but soon finds that she is not "the only dame looking for emancipation." Harley is soon joined by Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), detective Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) as they rescue Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from Black Mask, a Gotham City crime boss.
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With the full title of the film being Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), the focus is clearly on Margot Robbie in all her eccentric glory. The bits where she pays a callback to Marilyn Monroe's Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend or where she takes umbrage to being called a chick are particularly glorious. She is celebrating the end of a toxic relationship and getting some sisters in the process.
The fan favourite Quinn and her group of misanthropic supes got a happy reaction from DC followers. Margot Robbie brings Harley Quinn back to the silver screen in the first riveting trailer for #BirdsOfPrey," wrote one while another celebrated the end of her abusive relationship, "The way this movie is going to be about her independence from the joker after so many fetishized their abusive relationship in suicide squad is amazing #BirdsOfPrey."
Fan were all for the relationship between the women, with Harley and Dinah's friendship received a special shoutout. "Dinah is so done already, I love her and I live for her," wrote a fan.
It was McGregor's Black Mask who the fans are mixed up about. While many welcomed him to DC verse, others wondered where was the black mask of the Black Mask."Looks very fun! A few things I'd have liked (Black Mask IN a Black Mask, Canary's cry) but I'm optimistic so far!" read a reaction. Others welcomed McGregor to the film, "The fact that I live in the time and universe where my favorite actor, Ewan McGregor, is playing my favorite comic villain, Black Mask, in a feature film... It brings tears to my eyes."
Directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey will be released on 7 February, 2020. Reports, however, suggest that Birds of Prey is being overhauled in reshoots, with John Wick director Chad Stahelski stepping in to beef up the action in the third act.