“This all started when the Joker and I broke up,” Harley Quinn offers up in the footage from the new Birds of Prey trailer. “It was completely mutual.”
We know it’s been a long time coming. In the light of the recent #MeToo movement, we couldn’t continue praising the couple for their toxic relationship anymore. Plus, Jared Leto didn’t seem too pleased with Warner’s treatment of the Joker – a lot of his scenes were cut from Suicide Squad.
So the relationship was doomed and, rightfully, it has now ended without so much as a cameo from the Clown Prince of Crime. He won’t feature at all.
While that might sound like a downer for most, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn makes the best of it by offering tons of laughs and great action sequences.
The trailer also gives us a better look at Black Mask, the film’s main villain. But most of the attention is where it should be – on Harley.
There’s a ton of explosions and gunfights as Quinzel cleans up the town. But you have to wonder, where is Batman in all of this? Perhaps he is taking a long-overdue vacation. Either way, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) looks fun and definitely an improvement over David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn will release on February 7, 2020. It is directed by Cathy Yan and also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress; Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary; Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya; Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz; and Ewan McGregor as Roman Sionis, the Black Mask.