Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Trailer Talk

Written by Lee Roberts

The first official full trailer for Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has been released and it looks like it should be titled, Harley Quinn (And the Introduction and forming of the Birds of Prey). Don’t get me wrong, having a movie centered around Harley Quinn is absolutely fine to me. I love the character, a lot, and having more of her in a movie is just going to make me happier but I hope that the rest of the characters in this get enough screen time. Especially with the title being Birds of Prey.

With that in mind, what happens in this first trailer? We learn why the title is what it is and it’s because it’s about what Harley is doing after her break-up with the Joker. Which is the second thing that we learn, Harley and the Joker are no longer a couple. What we don’t know and what is not talked about or hinted at is whether or not we will see the break-up in the movie or if it will already have taken place by the time the movie starts. There are some Joker tracks that can be heard in the trailer but that don’t mean he will be in it. Just because we hear his voice it could be from a flash back or even Harley hearing his voice in her head where we never see the Joker at all.

Along with finding out about the breakup, we get to see the Birds of Prey characters and the Black Mask. Going off this trailer, Harley will team up with Black Canary, the Huntress, and even Montoya (by the way Renee Montoya is a cop and Harley is a criminal, so it will be interesting to see how they play this out). Cassandra Cain is also in this and seems like Harley is saving her or at least escaping with her, from Black Mask. Why he would be wanting Cassandra Cain is unclear in the trailer but from the trailer Cassandra is talking. What does that mean? It means that the movie version is not going to be the first version of Cassandra Cain, at least in the speech area. When she first appeared, Cassandra Cain did not speak, at all. That was due to her never being taught how to talk. It’s a whole thing that I’m not going to get into right now because I don’t know what this movie version will be like yet.


Another thing to take notice is that the Black Mask seems to be rather upset. Why? And who are the 3 people hanging upside down? It seems one is Cassandra Cain at least but who are the other 2?

Finally, Harley gets her hyenas or at least one of them. This I’m happy that they added because it’s just one more notch of her history. Though, there are other little easter eggs to notice. One is that the scene when she is shooting the cop, Harley is wearing a large round hat. This is a look the character has worn before and was even a similar look with a statue that was made of her walking the hyenas.  Another little easter egg is the scene of her wearing red. That’s very similar to the look of Madonna’s look from her music video for her song, Material Girl. Which, being Harley, it would suit her to do a spoof of that song.

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