With Joker about to open, DC’s branding synergy is in full swing with the release of the first trailer for Birds Of Prey, the Suicide Squad spinoff starring Margot Robbie‘s villainess-turned-anti-hero Harley Quinn.
Released under the full title Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Miss Harley Quinn, HQ swaps out the guys for an all-girls crew: Jurnee Smollett-Bell‘s Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead‘s Helena Bertinelli (aka Huntress), Ella Jay Basco‘s Cassandra Cain, and Rosie Perez‘s Gotham City detective Renee Montoya.
The bad guys they’ll be squaring off against are indeed guys, namely Chris Messina‘s Victor Zsasz and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask along with any number of other unlucky stiffs who get in their way.
The aesthetic and tonal excess on display certainly mirrors the gaudy world that David Ayer created for Suicide Squad, but with more eye-popping colors. Hopefully as a movie it will be much more coherent.
Helmed by Chinese-American indie director Cathy Yan, Birds Of Prey opens on February 7, 2020.
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