Birds of Prey Trailer Explained
With that quick teaser for the new Harley Quinn solo film called Birds of Prey and the fantabulous emancipation of one Harley Quinn, we get a rapid showcase of the main cast for the movie. This film started out as a Harley Quinn solo movie, but it looks more like a girl gang film with the introduction of the Birds of Prey.
The emancipation part of the title could be referring to her distancing herself from the Joker. The main plot points to mention is that these women are all Batman related villains. Harley Quinn joins forces with Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save the life of a little girl named Cassandra Cain.
This girl gang team up happens when they need to rescue Cassandra from the evil crime lord Black Mask played by Ewan McGregor. That essentially sums up the trailer, so
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Now we get this shot of a woman holding a bat with lyrics written all over it. This woman in the yellow costume could be Harley Quinn without her joker makeup and possible the bat she stole from the Joker. We know that Bat-Girl is part of the birds of prey group, but this movie seems to be made up of villains. So this could be Harley
In this shot, we get a closer look at Black Canary that I mentioned before in that silhouette shot. The shot of her standing at the microphone reinforces the origins of her character, it’s believed that shes either a cabaret singer or rock star that Harley Quinn meets while she’s performing.
In the DC comics universe, Black Canary’s secret identity is a rock star because she primarily works as a spy for ARGUS and a covert-ops group. Black Canary is famous for using her sonic scream power to bring the house and her enemies down which the shot on the right is alluding to.
This silhouette of a woman downing a bottle of liquor is none other than Black Canary. In the comic books, she has quite the reputation of being a hard-drinking woman and even that spotlight in the back shows off this character’s personality. The light suggests that
As I mentioned Huntress will be appearing in this movie as well and in the teaser we see her holding that signature crossbow wearing a long dark coat.
Helena is the last surviving daughter of one of the big 5 families that comprise Gotham Mafia. She may actually be the reason why this girl gang is hunting down the Black Mask considering her history. She devotes her life to waging war on criminals and more notably the mobsters responsible for killing her family.
In that shot we get a close-up of a young girls arm, it has some playing cards drawn on along with some profanities. Oh, and let’s not forget the big Gotham text running down the middle. This is the arm of Cassandra Cain who fights under the codename Orphan in the Batman comic books. She also is the daughter of trained assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva. The emancipation title could also be applied to
We get a couple looks at the crime lord the Black Mask in this teaser trailer.
One of his wearing gold-rimmed glasses while in a suit which shows off that he comes from money. More specifically he’s the descendant of an old-money Gotham family. He soon turned to a life of crime after he became obsessed with masks and essentially ruined his father’s cosmetics firm. Either
That blonde Chris Messina character is none other than Victor Zsasz and another descendant from the Gotham City upper class. This character is pretty dark and would go along perfectly with the villainous Black Mask.
Victor became a serial killer of sorts after he lost everything he owned to gambling and before taking his own life was stopped by a homeless man that he ended up killing. He then made it his mission to – save – people by ending what he calls their pointless existence. He even cuts himself every time he kills someone almost to mark another person
At the very beginning of the trailer, we see the ankles of a woman holding a mallet. Given the sparkly red and purple socks matched with Harley Quinn’s favorite weapon, it’s safe to assume this is Harley Quinn. There must be some significance to showing off these different stages of her character and leads us to believe that the film will take the audience through her journey to emancipating herself from the Joker. Plus it would be great to see her smash the Black Mask or Victor Zsasz with that mallet.
Birds of Prey
In the final shot of the teaser, we see Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn dancing around the drink in hand with that very flashy jacket. With that shot of her in the hot pink top and orange suspenders, it gives us third look at the evolution of the character. This look is more akin to her colorful and cheerful comic book appearances. This is perhaps her final look after uniting the birds of prey, finding her identification as a character and celebrating as such. Right after that, the trailer says – see you soon – This is pointing to some further trailers that will hopefully tell us more as the release of this movie is still ways away.