Birds of Prey Costume Teaser Breakdown: 12 Character Reveals & Secrets

Black Canary in Birds of Prey

7. Jurnee Smollett-Bell As Black Canary

The rapid-fire montage of images which follows gives us a close-up on Black Canary, as played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell in Birds of Prey, standing at a microphone. In the modern DC Comics universe, Black Canary is a rock star in her secret identity, having decided to hide in plain sight after a lifetime working in secret as a spy for ARGUS and the covert-ops group Team 7. Armed with a sonic scream, she can literally bring the house down with her voice. Despite her success as a punk rocker, she prefers performing old-fashioned torch songs and she seems to be dressed to perform one here.

6. Mary Elizabeth Winstead As Huntress

Huntress in Birds of Prey

The montage also gives us a better view of Huntress. While not quite as skimpy as the 2002 redesign of her costume for the Batman: Hush storyline, we do see that she has a bared belly. The montage suggests that Huntress may have multiple costumes as the movie progresses, as there is no sign of her long cape from the opening scene where we first see her crossbow. There is also a quick flash where we see a hooded woman holding a crossbow in the montage.

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5. Rosie Perez As Renee Montoya

Renee Montoya in Birds of Prey

First introduced in the Batman: The Animated Series cartoon that also introduced Harley Quinn, Rene Montoya is another recent introduction to the mythology of Batman whose development has moved in unexpected directions since her first appearance. Played by Rosie Perez, Montoya was a beat cop who worked her way through the ranks of the Gotham City Police Department to become a detective. A closeted lesbian who had a relationship with socialite Kate Kane before she became Batwoman, Rene would later take up a vigilante's mantle for herself, donning Vic Sage's mask to become the second Question. It is unknown how much of this background may be worked into Birds of Prey, but even as a rookie cop Rene Montoya was no one to be trifled with.

4. Ewan McGregor as Black Mask

Black Mask in Birds of Prey

The Birds of Prey montage provides two different glimpses of Ewan McGregor as Black Mask. In the first, he is wearing a pair of gold-rimmed glasses, with his hands in his pockets while wearing a suit. The second scene is a close-up of Ewan McGregor, without the glasses. In the comics, Black Mask is the nom de plume of Roman Sionis - a scion of an old-money Gotham City family, who became obsessed with masks and turned to a life of crime after his poor business sense ruined his father's cosmetics firm.

3. Chris Messina As Victor Zsasz

Victor Zsasz in Birds of Prey

The montage also offers the first look at Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz. Another child of Gotham City's upper-class, Zsasz grew bored with the life of the idle rich and sought excitement in gambling. After losing everything he owned and realizing the pointlessness of his own existence, Zsasz was going to attempt suicide by throwing himself off a bridge. He was stopped a homeless man, who attempted to extort money from him with a knife. Feeling alive for the first time in months, Zsasz fought back, killed the man, and came to feel that he had been chosen to "save" other people by ending their pointless existences. Zsasz became a serial killer and began keeping a running tally of all the people he had killed, cutting himself every time he "freed" a new unfortunate.

2. Ella Jay Basco As Cassandra Cain

Cassandra Cain in Birds of Prey

The montage gives us a better shot of Cassandra Cain (in Birds of Prey played by Ella Jay Basco) who is revealed as the girl with the cast from earlier in the trailer. Currently fighting crime under the codename Orphan in the Batman comics, Cassandra Cain is the daughter of the assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva. Trained by her father from birth in the arts of killing, David Cain did not speak to his daughter, teaching her no language but violence. This caused Cassandra to develop a superhuman gift for reading body language. Miraculously, Cassandra somehow developed her own independent sense of morality and refused to kill when her father took her on her first assassination attempt. She was later discovered by Barbara Gordon, who offered Cassandra a better way to live.

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1. Harley Quinn's New Birds Of Prey Outfit

Birds of Prey Teaser Trailer Harley Quinn

The final scene of the Birds of Prey trailer shows Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, dancing around with a drink in one hand. Clad in a sparkly jacket with a hot pink top and orange suspenders, Robbie looks as colorful and cheerful as Harley Quinn when she's unwinding in the comics. The montage concludes, however, with a picture of Harley looking very serious, even as she's sucking on a lollipop.

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Key Release Dates
  • Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Joker (2019) release date: Oct 04, 2019
  • Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) release date: Feb 07, 2020
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020
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