'Birds of Prey' trailer shows a fantabulously emancipated Harley Quinn done being bossed around by men after Joker breakup
This isn't the weird but lovable sidekick of the Clown Prince that audiences have grown accustomed to. This Harley Quinn is done being a servant and is ready to prove why she's the one Gotham should be terrified of
DC's upcoming movie 'Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)' dropped a trailer on October 1 that shows Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), the former partner of Batman's nemesis the Joker, in a fresh new light.
This isn't the weird but lovable sidekick of the Clown Prince that audiences have grown accustomed to.
This Harley Quinn is done being a servant and is ready to prove why she's the one Gotham should be terrified of. "You know what a harlequin is?" She asks at the very beginning of the trailer. "A harlequin's role is to serve. It's nothing without a master."
The movie picks up right after Harley has just broken up with her long-time lover the Joker. It's a difficult time for the troubled woman and she deals with it the only way she knows how: by adopting a hyena and committing wild acts of mayhem all across the city.
The trailer shows Harley beating and blowing up her way through Gotham's underworld, facing off against the dangerous crime boss Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Ewan Mcgregor) alongside her new-found friends Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollet-Bell).
Black Mask wants to take the Joker's place as the king of Gotham's criminals and he wants the Joker's old queen to join him at his side but Harley makes it clear she's done being a supporting act.
"I'm the one they should be scared of," she says. "Not you [Black Mask], not Mr. J, because I'm Harley Frickin Quinn!" It looks like this is going to be a spectacular movie and we can't wait to see Harley "emancipate" the women of Gotham, one megalomaniacal crime boss at a time.
The cast for 'Birds of Prey' also includes Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain and Chris Messina as Victor Zsaz. The film was directed by Cathy Yan and is due to arrive in theaters on February 7, 2020.