With rumors swirling about a potential 40-second trailer getting ready to be released, I figured it was about time to breakdown everything I knew about Harley Quinn’s movie, Birds of Prey. This anticipated 2020 release is set to be quite bold, and I for one cannot wait to see how the DCEU attempts to portray this powerful group of women.
Returning as Harley Quinn we have Margot Robbie, who I thought portrayed this character fantastically in Suicide Squad. Even though the movie itself was not received all that well by fans, her overall performance was one of the brighter areas. Alongside Quinn, we can expect to see Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Detective Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), Batgirl (Ella Jay Basco), and Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). This star-studded main crew will also be accompanied by Chris Messina, Ali Wong, and Robert Catrini. Messina will play Victor Zsasz, a self-mutilating serial killer, while Wong is said to be playing alongside Perez in some way. Catrini’s character is somewhat a mystery for now, but he will be playing the role of Stefano Galante. It is rumored this may be a member of the Bertinelli family Mob, but no one is certain as of now.
An official synopsis of Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has not yet been released by Warner Brothers. However, on IMDB, we can see the following brief explanation of the movie:
“After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.”
Not much to go off of there outside of the fact that we can expect to see the whole bird gang squad up to battle Black Mask, Zsasz, and quite possibly the Mob. It is rumored that the plot will be loosely based around Harley’s discovery of a diamond that belongs to Black Mask.
Rumors and Other Info
The release of this movie is expected for February of 2020, which isn’t too far away if you think about it (211 Days). It will also be the DCEU’s first R-rated movie and is going to feature John Wick style action from director Chad Stahelski. I, for one, am in love with this idea as it mixes one of my favorite action movie styles with one of my favorite actresses. Stahelski has quite the resume as well, with fight coordinations on V for Vendetta, The Hunger Games, and The Wolverine. All of this is extremely exciting news, so be sure to keep an eye out for the trailer soon!