It’s been a pretty big weekend to be a DC fan with the Joker pretty much getting tens across the board and now The Birds Of Prey Trailer has leaked online after being shown at the extended cut of Spider-man Far From Home.
This was rumoured to be releasing with IT Chapter Two later this week which would’ve made sense as it’s a Warner Brother’s release but I guess Sony wanted to give people a reason to go back and watch their re-release after all the controversy that’s been going on with Spider-man in the last couple of weeks.
The Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, if we’re giving it it’s full title sees the return of Harley Quinn and the trailer has a lot to break down.
Throughout this, I’ll be going over everything that you need to know about it as well as giving my thoughts on what the movie could be about.
There will be heavy spoilers here, so if you wanna wait till the trailer is released officially then I highly suggest that you turn off now. With that out the way, I just wanna give a huge thank you for clicking this video now let’s get into my breakdown of The Birds Of Prey Trailer.
Birds Of Prey Trailer Breakdown
Ok so the trailer is actually pretty similar to the first look that we got a couple of months ago on the film. It’s very fast and frantic…I feel is the right word…and there’s a lot of shots of the characters in it and what they look like.
So the trailer opens with the DC logo and some red balloons, which again would’ve made sense to drop before IT Chapter Two and I have a feeling that they would have done it this way had Sony maybe not offered them some extra money at the last minute but this balloon sort of becomes a motif throughout the trailer and they even reference Pennywise directly when Harley Quinn pops on screen and says ‘I’ve had enough of these clowns.’
This kinda cements the whole IT release thing and whilst you can take it as her referring to The Joker I wouldn’t be surprised if it emerged that this was meant to come out with the Chapter Two release to kinda create some synergy between the two brands.
The Evolution Of Harley Quinn
We get another close up of Harley Quinn and her new look which is sort of an evolution of how she dressed in The Suicide Squad. I actually preferred the Daddy’s little monster look over this but it’s kind of a different step with the character which as we know from the title of the film will be highly focused on her and her Emancipation. Emancipation pretty much means a social movement to gain rights and I think this film will be centered around her breaking away from the abusive relationship that she was in with The Joker in the Suicide Squad and sort of taking her own measures to become her own person.
We then cut to a motorcycle being rode through what looks like Gotham which is being played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead firing a crossbow. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is playing The Huntress who depending on which origin story you follow is either the daughter of Batman and Catwoman or a mob boss. I have a feeling that they may change this up for the film for her to be the daughter of Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor and she’s sort of a vigilante that does good throughout Gotham.
Next, we see Black Canary kicking a guy and again it’s this reinforcement of strong women which ties back to the title and I think this will sort of be the creation of the first film female superhero group which is of course what The Birds Of Prey are.
Black Mask Explained
We then get some shots of Ewan McGregor as Black Mask or rather Sionis at this point. He isn’t wearing his most defining character trait so I think in this movie he will start off as the gangster Sionis before adopting it later in the movie as things sort of heat up for the character. He’s at a club where Black Canary is singing and she could be using this as a guise to infiltrate his lair and find out exactly what he’s up to in the city. There are mannequin hands in his club and we see a couple of times that characters interact with these throughout the trailer including Harley Quinn and Cassandra Cain who are seen fighting amongst these.
Harley Quinn pulls a finger off and throws this at someone so it seems like this will be a big action set.
We then see Rosie Perez with Huntress and The Black Canary and she fights someone whilst the other members battle people in the background before we cut to Harley Quinn Eating a Hamburger and she winks at the camera. She’s wearing a jacket with two hyenas on which fans of the character will know are her two pets Bud and Lou. They’re pretty frightening and if they make an appearance in the movie I think that’ll be a really unnerving way to take down villains.
Birds Of Prey Plot Leaks
Now there are rumors that the movie centers around Black Mask who is gay in the movie and that the story is about him getting back a sex tape that people are using to blackmail him. Whether this turns out to be true we will see but I don’t know if it’s really the best route to take with a comic book movie. That’s not me having anything against gay people or whatever, if it was a straight sex tape I’d still be like ‘why is this in the film?’ and I get that DC is trying to be unique and progressive but I’m not sure if it’s a good plot motif to really set a comic book film around.
I’m guessing this will be adult only and they’re sort of going after the mature comic book audience which we know is out there due to the success of Deadpool and Logan. It’s quite a unique plot device I guess, I can’t see this popping up in a Marvel movie and it looks like DC, along with this and Joker are finally embracing what makes their characters and universe unique.
It’ll be interesting to see if they can pull it off, I actually wasn’t massively disappointed with Suicide Squad and it’ll be cool to see if this helps to set up the events of that sequel though I doubt it.
Obviously I’d love to hear your thoughts on The Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn trailer and if you’re looking forward to the film or not.
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