Things Only True Fans Noticed In The Birds of Prey Trailer
- Published: 04 October 2019
- Birds of Prey is being described as a "girl gang" movie set in the DC cinematic universe, following Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn as she takes Gotham City on her own terms. Now that we've seen the film's first trailer, we know more than ever about why these birds are flocking together.
As a character, Harley Quinn has largely been defined by her toxic relationship with the Joker. That was certainly the case in 2016's Suicide Squad, but she's leaving her Puddin' behind in Cathy Yan's new movie.
The "Fantabulous Emancipation" part of the title refers to the fact that Harley Quinn has broken up with the Joker, and she confirms as much in the trailer. We see Robbie's character chopping off the pink and blue-tinged tips of her hair in one shot, and this isn't just a play on the fact that people often enjoy a makeover after a breakup.
Harley Quinn's hair was a big part of her costume in Suicide Squad, and having Robbie cut it off is seemingly symbolic of the character moving on from that much-derided movie. But can she move on from the Joker completely?
The opening shot of the trailer sees Harley Quinn and her new sidekick Cassandra Cain walking down a deserted road with the bright lights of Gotham's cityscape in the background, but the purple light in the foreground seems to suggest that her experiences in the Joker's colorful, club-lit world are still following her for the time being.
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The fantabulous emancipation | 0:18
Tattoo removal | 1:17
The Canary will cry | 2:17
The Black Mask | 3:22
The many scars of Mr. Zsasz | 4:36
The hyenas to make their big-screen debut | 5:37
Channeling Marilyn Monroe | 6:32
Renée Montoya quits the GCPD | 7:39
Bird of Pray | 8:24
Unwilling sidekick | 9:34