Believe it or not, Warner Bros. and DC's Birds of Prey is less than a month away from hitting theaters, so now's as good a time as any to start getting very hyped for what looks like the most vibrant and irreverent movie in the DCEU so far. Today brings us the movie's new trailer, which features no small amount of promising directions for its R-rating, better looks at Margot Robbie's supporting cast, and an interesting new semi-superpower for fan-favorite psychopath Harley Quinn.
Look, I know Quinn doesn't have "powers" in the traditional sense, but it sure looks like inhaling a large amount of cocaine boosts her abilities to a not insignificant degree. As magic potions go, that's pretty great, and hilariously in line with Birds of Prey's tone, which seems to be a resounding "fuck it" when it comes to honoring traditional comic book movie tropes, and indeed the very films that preceded it. In that vein, Jared Leto's Joker gets a (for now) offscreen death, and we've been promised time and again he will be nowhere near this film which unites Quinn with a more... supportive group than her Suicide Squad cohorts. Joining Robbie this time around is the eternally underrated Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain (who later becomes an iteration of Batgirl in the comics), and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask (we even get a look at that mask, finally!)
Look, the film's not out yet, and yes, even the Suicide Squad trailer was quite good, but Director Cathy Yan and writer Christina Hodson looks like they've created a bold new vision for the future of the DC universe, and, for that matter, prominent roles for women in those films to boot. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), as the official literature would like you to refer to it as, will be released on February 7.
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Originally Appeared on GQ