Heads up fans, the Birds of Prey teaser is here! Not too long after Margot Robbie shared her photo of Harley Quinn’s new look on Instagram, a short teaser video was released online showcasing the film’s formidable core cast of characters. Within 20 seconds, the video provides several first looks into the new DC ensemble. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (All About Nina, 2018) is The Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell (One Last Thing, 2018) will be Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco (Teachers, 2017) is Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez (Active Adults, 2017) will be Detective Renee Montoya, Chris Messina (Blame, 2017) will be playing the sadistic Victor Zsasz and Ewan McGregor looks as though he will be playing the crime lord Roman Sionis aka Black Mask. Another Batman villain that is more than long overdue for a movie debut.
Birds of Prey first came onto the comic scene as a series of one-shots that followed the team-up between Black Canary and Oracle. Birds of Prey was the 1st to put these heroines together in the first monthly series of their own, published by DC Comics back in 1999. Most all fans will earnestly agree the series did not actually take flight until writer Gail Simone came on board. Simone swept the streets of Gotham revamping the roster so the book now included Lady Blackhawk and Huntress. She continued to keep the series fresh through incorporating a rotating team of DC Comics’ super-heroines that would join in on the action as called upon back in 2003.
Birds of Prey has only been in production for two weeks and fans already have a snippet of Gotham eye candy to dig into. The teaser unveils a gritty booze-swilling industrial feel vs the flashy neon paint splatter of the original Suicide Squad. Aside from showcasing some new characters, we haven’t a single clue as to the plot of the film by any means. Please, let us know what you think so far on Twitter, in the official NOFS Subreddit, and on Facebook in the Horror Movie Fiend Club!