‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ arrives next weekend to bring a little anarchy to the dreary winter box office. While not much is known about the film, we do know that the picture kicks off after Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) has gotten sick of The Joker and has left him behind. (Jared Leto does NOT appear.) Meanwhile, young Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) somehow comes across a huge diamond that the crime lord Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) has his eye on, making her his target. Crime enforcer The Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is betrayed by Sionis who sends his sadistic henchman Victor Zsasz (Chris Messina) after her. And somehow, ass-kicking singer Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) find themselves dragged into the fray.
Cathy Yan directed this crime romp, which is filtered through the wonky POV of Harley Quinn, explaining the splashes of neon and glitter that have peppered the trailers. While Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ was rated-R, that was a stand-alone project. ‘Birds of Prey’ is the first rated-R picture that is part of the larger DC film universe.
To get you prepared, here are a dozen new pictures from the film that shed a little more light on the plot, which appears to involve roller derby, rain, and breakfast cereal. Check them out below:
You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
‘Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’ is set to open on February 7th, 2020.
Source: Warner Bros