Something, Something… Fantabulous Emancipation
Super-villain team-up movie Suicide Squad is getting a sequel from director James Gunn, but before that, Margot Robbie’s Joker-girlfriend-gone-solo is up first in Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn).
Here’s the teaser trailer that was shown during the theatrical run for IT: Chapter 2:
No doubt the full official trailer won’t be far behind this.
The new Birds Of Prey poster was posted the movie’s official Twitter account:
— Birds of Prey (@birdsofpreywb) September 17, 2019
The film’s plot involves a young girl called Cassandra, who accidentally finds a diamond belonging to the formidable Black Mask crime lord. Former villain, Harley Quinn (who has left Batman’s arch-foe The Joker) teams up with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to protect her.
Following the events of Suicide Squad, the Caped Crusader is nowhere to be found, and Gotham City is unprotected from crime.
Allegedly, there’s a whole trilogy planned for Harley Quinn, with the next follow-up set to be based on the “Gotham City Sirens” storyline which sees Harley joining up with Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
Whether this actually gets made or not, and in what form, will significantly depend on Birds Of Prey’s success.
Joining Robbie are Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Rosie Perez as Detective Renee Montoya, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, a future Batgirl in the original comics.
Opposing them will be Ewan McGregor’s Gotham crime lord The Black Mask and serial killer Victor Zsasz, played by Chris Messina.
The film was written by British screenwriter Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) and directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs), with Chad Stahelski (John Wick) stepping in to oversee action sequences for reshoots.
Birds Of Prey is to be released in cinemas on 7th February 2020.