On Tuesday, Warner Bros Pictures released the first trailer for Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn.
Check it out below.
“You know what a Harlequin is? A Harlequin’s role is to serve. It’s nothin without a master. No one gives two shits who we are beyond that.”
It seems Harley Quinn is out to disprove that.
After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie reprising her role) joins superheroes Black Canary (Jurnee-Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to save a young girl from an evil crime lord. (IMDb.com)
Now I’ll be honest, when I watched the trailer, I didn’t get the premise that they were all joining together to save a young girl. The trailer doesn’t really give you much to go on, in the sense of telling you what the plot is. I assume this could be because this is just a teaser trailer. I will say this, as a longtime fan of Harley Quinn I am still extremely excited.
Harley Quinn has been one of my favorites since I was a kid watching Batman cartoons. I was thrilled when I first saw Margot as Harley in Suicide Squad but I got even more excited once I found out she was getting her own film.
That being said, I have a few expectations for this film.
More Harley Quinn Backstory
I know there won’t be a whole lot of time to get to know more of Harleys backstory but it would be nice to get a deeper dive into her character. I know we saw how she got with The Joker in Suicide Squad but, I want to know Harley more and not “The Jokers” Harley.
Don’t Keep The Focus On The Joker
In the trailer, Harley looks like she’s falling apart over her breakup with The Joker, which I understand because she loved the guy. I just don’t want that to be the main focus of this film. That whole stereotypical “women lose their shit after a breakup” storyline is played out. Basically I’m saying I don’t want a breakup to be her only motivation for the choices she makes.
I’m looking forward to watching all of the women in this film kick some major ass. Women taking charge and running things is a rarity in film, especially when it comes to female superheroes. It’s going to be pretty exciting to watch Harley be the leader of her own gang.
“I’m the one they should be scared of. Not you!, Not Mister “J” Because I’m Harley Frickin Quinn!”
Harley is letting us know she’s coming to show the bad guys who’s in charge and I can’t wait.
Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn comes to theatres February 7, 2020.