Three clips from upcoming DC feature Birds of Prey have been released online.
The first clip has the titular (anti)heroes realising they’ll have to team up, the second has Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn facing Ewan McGregor’s villainous Roman Sionis aka Black Mask, and the third has the team taking on some goons. While the first two clips are completely fine, with Robbie again fitting the role like a glove, it’s the third action-oriented one that’s questionable. The action sequence is pretty goofy and… well, awkward-looking. Still, it could be nothing to worry about in the big scheme of things.
Fingers firmly crossed for Birds of Prey, which comes from director Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) and writer Christina Hodson (Bumblebee), and features a cast that includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rose Perez as Renee Montoya, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain. The film hits Australian cinemas on February 6 and US cinemas on February 7.
Official synopsis and rundown for Birds of Prey:
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.
In the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) returns as Harley Quinn, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“10 Cloverfield Lane,” TV’s “Fargo”) as Huntress; Jurnee Smollett-Bell (HBO’s “True Blood”) as Black Canary; Rosie Perez (“Fearless,” “Pitch Perfect 2”) as Renee Montoya; Chris Messina (“Argo,” TV’s “Sharp Objects”) as Victor Zsasz; and Ewan McGregor (upcoming “Doctor Sleep,” the “Trainspotting” films) as Roman Sionis. Newcomer Ella Jay Basco also stars as Cassandra “Cass” Cain in her feature film debut.
Directed by Cathy Yan (“Dead Pigs”) from a script by Christina Hodson (“Bumblebee”), the film is based on characters from DC. Robbie also produced, alongside Bryan Unkeless and Sue Kroll. The film’s executive producers are Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman, Geoff Johns, Hans Ritter and David Ayer.
Joining Yan behind the scenes was a creative team comprised of director of photography Matthew Libatique (“A Star Is Born,” “Venom”); production designer K.K. Barrett (“Her”); editor Jay Cassidy (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and editor Evan Schiff (“John Wick Chapters 2 & 3”); and costume designer Erin Benach (“A Star Is Born”). The music is by Daniel Pemberton (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”).
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a LuckyChap Entertainment Production, a Clubhouse Pictures Production, a Kroll & Co. Entertainment Production, “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).” Opening in cinemas in Australia on 6 February 2020.