Watch our breakdown of the first trailer for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Following her breakout performance in 2016's Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn is joining some unlikely allies in her second big-screen appearance. Harley is not typically associated with the Birds of Prey in the comics, but for the purposes of DC's shared universe, she's going to work with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
Directed by Cathy Yan, fans have been excited to get their first real look at Birds of Prey for months. Warner Bros. and DC put a brief teaser in theaters last month with IT: Chapter Two. But, now the first Birds of Prey trailer has been released online to give all fans a chance to see what the film will offer. With the recognizability that Harley offers, the first look is heavily focused on her. But, there are a lot of details that could be missed with just one viewing.
So in order to catch everything that the Birds of Prey trailer reveals, we've gathered up some of the biggest moments in our latest video. You can watch the short video at the top of this post to pick up on some quick details that you may have otherwise missed. Some of the biggest ones include the tease of Black Canary's "Canary Cry" with a nearby glass shaking while she sings and a possible tease of Jared Leto's Joker, as well as the first real look at one of Harley's hyenas. Beyond that, the Birds of Prey trailer briefly introduces each of the main characters, such as Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and even the villain, Black Mask.
In addition to all the moments already discussed, there's even more in the Birds of Prey trailer worth discussing. One moment that has gone somewhat underlooked comes in the final scene as Harley walks away from a building exploding. If you look closely, the building that she's blown up is Ace Chemicals, the location that resulted in her bleached-skin transformation. There are also several teases of Black Mask taking on his traditional comic book look.
Now that all of these details are out in the open, it won't be too long before even more information on Birds of Prey is made available. There have been more posters and promo images released before and after the trailer, with the additional materials highlighting the rest of the cast a bit more than the trailer itself. As the marketing campaign continues to heat up before next February, the Harley Quinn focus will hopefully become a bit less prominent and give way to the other characters being spotlighted as well.
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