Birds of Prey movie teaser teased Margot Robbie’s (emancipated) Harley Quinn. The Warner Bros. intro gave an IT 2 vibe according to a Twitter user @Luiz_Fernando_J . The balloons littered the screen and in comes Harley all cocky.
The flick is lengthily entitled Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) which is quite telling of herself. The synopsis via IMDB is as follows:
“After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord”.
I have to chuckle regarding the “split” between Harley and Joker as the later character has no connection to the DCEU. I wonder if the subtitle is a nod recognizing Warner Bros. new path.
It is reported to be a R-rated “girl gang” film and from the short few peaks, it seems that Quinn, Huntress and Black Canary have it under control. Star Wars’ Ewan McGregor is set to play the villainous Black Mask. Serial Victor Zsasz will also be on board.
It’s great that women are getting more recognition as these comic book movies continue their track and with Robbie producing. So, it’ll be nice to see how her talent on the big screen comes forward via her creative thinking process. Just seeing them in the footage really gives me confidence in the flick. I wonder how it would translate from the comics to the big screen.
Marvel Studios is also rumored to bring forth an all-lady cast of heroes inspired by the A-Force, according to Bounding Into Comics. Don’t forget, Black Widow. So it’s nice to see this going on between both studios, with their own unique take. According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige he does envision this occurring with the kind of responses the Wakandan characters received. He mentioned Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, and Danai Gurira as the ones having made an impact on the audience.
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