Warner Bros. has revealed a series of new character posters for Birds of Prey. Or, for those who are sticklers and want to go with the full title, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). This is the next DC Films entry coming our way and sees the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. These posters focus not just on Harley, but the rest of the main ensemble of characters set to appear in the comic book flick.
The series of Birds of Prey posters showcase Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress, Rosie Perez’s Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco’s Cassandra Cain, Chris Messina’s Victor Zsasz and Ewan McGregor’s Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask. The posters, like the rest of the marketing for the movie thus far, are rather colorful and bright, in stark contrast to the earlier entries in the DCEU, such as Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It also looks radically different than Suicide Squad, which served as our introduction to Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
One thing worth focusing on here is Ewan McGregor’s poster. There has been much discussion about the inclusion of Black Mask, a villain many DC fans have wanted to see on the big screen for some time. However, as we can see here, much like in the trailer, Black Mask is not wearing his mask. Some have expressed their distaste for this choice. But those who are concerned have no reason to fear. In footage that was recently shown to attendees at CCXP in Brazil, Roman Sionis reportedly does, indeed, put on a comic-accurate version of the mask. So that is something we’re going to see, just not yet. Attendees were also shown the movie’s opening sequence, which sees Harley breaking up with Joker.
This looks to continue the recent hot streak that Warner Bros. has had with its DC Comics adaptations as of late. In the aftermath of Justice League, the studio shifted its strategy with the property in a big way, and that has paid off thus far. Aquaman, Shazam and Joker have all succeeded in their own way, and none of them have been trashed critically, which is important. It seems that Warner Bros. has found a way to steer this ship in the right direction, following a painstaking process of trial and error.
Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is in the director’s chair, working from a script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee). It’s also worth noting that Hodson has become a go-to for Warner Bros. within the DC universe, as she’s also scripting The Flash, which recently locked down director Andy Muschietti (IT). Hodson is also set to pen Batgirl. Birds of Prey is set to hit theaters on February 7, 2020. Be sure to check out the new posters from the Birds of Prey Twitter account for yourself below.