Birds Of Prey: Margot Robbie Reveals Harley Quinn's New Look In First Teaser Trailer
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While the status of the Suicide Squad sequel is uncertain, we do know that the first movie's breakout character--Harley Quinn--is set to return to screens in 2020. Margot Robbie is reprising the role in Birds of Prey, which will team her up with other female heroes from the DC universe. The movie is now in production and a first look video has been released.
The video is only 20 seconds long but actually packs quite a lot in. It starts with shots of Harley and--judging from the crossbow--Huntress walking into a large, empty room. Hypnotic electronic music plays and then there's a very quickly cut montage of the movie's characters. There's shots of Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Ewan McGregor (Black Mask), Ella Jay Basco (Cassandra Cain), Chris Messina (Victor Zsasz), and Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya). Check it out above.
This video follows an image that Robbie posted on Instagram that also highlighted Harley's new look. The movie is directed by Cathy Yan, and releases in February 2020. In November it was revealed that the movie actually has a much longer title than just Birds of Prey--an image of the script cover revealed that it is in fact named Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). The film is written by Christina Hodson, who recently scored a big hit with the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee.
In May last year, Robbie spoke about her plans for the movie and described it as an "R-rated girl gang film." She also explained why it was important that Harley's second movie wasn't a solo film. "Harley loves interacting with people, so don't ever make her do a standalone film," she said. "She's got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn't seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it."
A direct sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad was previously in development, but in October it was announced that James Gunn had been hired by DC to write--and possibly direct-- a reboot of the property. Gunn previously worked for rivals Marvel, but was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 last summer.
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Update: Our Birds of Prey review is live and glowing, rewarding the Harley Quinn movie a 9/10 and praising it for its "top-tier action," "witty humor," and "fantastic ensemble cast."