Leave it to Warner Bros. and DC to find a rather convoluted way, to say that production is “well underway” on their next superhero film. Or “vigilante comic film” might fit the occasion better here. Taking cues from both how David Ayer teased Jared Leto’s Joker for Suicide Squad and Joaquin Phoenix had photos and test footage suddenly pop-up, Harley Quinn and her pals of the up-coming Birds Of Prey feature got their own “first look” teaser, earlier today. Take a look. It’ll just a take a moment of your time.
See, literally a moment of your time. We get quick (too quick really) glances at everyone in costume. In case you weren’t the pausing type, in addition to Margot Robbie’s Quinn, you saw Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, who make up the “heroes” of the picture. Playing Huntress, Detective Montoya and Black Canary, respectively. Ewan McGregor also pops up in a rather intriguing outfit, for his role of Mob Boss Black Mask, yet is clearly sans mask here (in classic film fashion, place bets on hit getting it right before the credits). Chris Messina can also be spotted, with short blonde hair as serial killer Victor Zsasz. Last but not least, brandishing a pink cast was
Robbie also took to social media, to further show off Quinn’s new look for the feature. Which is both louder and more paired down, compared to her portrayal in Suicide Squad. What’s slightly strange about this, is that the film isn’t due out for another year. February 7, 2020, to be exact. It’s hard to tell if this move is merely to keep the film in people’s mind, or if they do indeed have a full teaser or trailer that will drop soon. Who knows, maybe this is just setting up a big photoshoot spread for the next issue of Entertainment Weekly. Not likely, but there is a big cultural event right around the corner that they might be trying to take advantage of. We’ll probably know soon enough.
What do you think of the costumes? Does this seem like a weird way to advertise your movie? How much money are you willing to bet this ties into something with the Super Bowl? Tell us down in the comments. Either way we’re interested to see where things go. DC, for all their stumbles, is in a nice place after Aquaman and the impending release of Shazam. Hopefully it’s the start of a trend that keeps up for when the long windedly titled Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hodson, finally makes it to theaters.