Birds of Prey is being described as a “girl
gang” movie set in the DC cinematic universe, following Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn as
she takes Gotham City on her own terms. Now that we’ve seen the film’s first trailer,
we know more than ever about why these birds are flocking together. As a character, Harley Quinn has largely been
defined by her toxic relationship with the Joker. That was certainly the case in 2016’s Suicide
Squad, but she’s leaving her Puddin’ behind in Cathy Yan’s new movie. The “Fantabulous Emancipation” part of the
title refers to the fact that Harley Quinn has broken up with the Joker, and she confirms
as much in the trailer. We see Robbie’s character chopping off the
pink and blue-tinged tips of her hair in one shot, and this isn’t just a play on the fact
that people often enjoy a makeover after a breakup. Harley Quinn’s hair was a big part of her
costume in Suicide Squad, and having Robbie cut it off is seemingly symbolic of the character
moving on from that much-derided movie. But can she move on from the Joker completely? The opening shot of the trailer sees Harley
Quinn and her new sidekick Cassandra Cain walking down a deserted road with the bright
lights of Gotham’s cityscape in the background, but the purple light in the foreground seems
to suggest that her experiences in the Joker’s colorful, club-lit world are still following
her for the time being. One of the standout moments from the first
Birds of Prey trailer sees Harley Quinn lying in what appears to be her own apartment throwing
knives at a crude picture of her ex that she’s pinned to the wall. The drawing resembles Jared Leto’s Joker,
though Harley neglected to draw on his tacky forehead tattoo. Yeah, you remember that thing. Suicide Squad director David Ayer attempted
to make his version of the Joker stand out from the rest by giving him plenty of ink
and a shiny mouth grill for good measure. But he later admitted that having the word
“damaged” tattooed across the Joker’s forehead was kind of one step too far. He wrote on Twitter, “In my mind it was meant for Batman after
he smashed Joker’s teeth for killing Jason Todd, [but] some people found it alienating.” For us, this toning down of the Joker’s worst
excesses seems like another instance of Birds of Prey distancing itself from Suicide Squad,
even though we likely wouldn’t be getting this movie at all if that one hadn’t first
laid the groundwork for Harley’s most fantabulous emancipation. Dinah Lance, a.k.a Black Canary is one of
the original members of the Birds of Prey in DC’s “New 52” continuity, and the Birds
of Prey movie seems to be taking inspiration from this version of the character, who’s
being portrayed on screen by Jurnee Smollett-Bell. Lance appears early in the trailer, chatting
with Harley over a drink. It seems like this may be a scene of Dinah
being recruited onto Harley’s new team. We see several snippets of Lance performing
onstage during the trailer, which won’t come as a surprise to DC fans. In the comics, the character fronts a band
named Black Canary, and DC has even overseen the production and release of real music by
the fictional group. This being a comic book universe, she also
doubles as a crimefighter. Her signature metahuman superpower is her
sonic scream, known as the Canary Cry, which is an incapacitating sound that leaves her
enemies helpless. Eagle-eyed fans will have noticed that the
movie version will have this power, too. In the trailer, we see a martini glass start
to shake as the vigilante sings on stage, but we cut away before she hits the high note. Ewan McGregor is playing the big bad in Birds
of Prey. His character, Roman Sionis, goes by Black
Mask in the comics because he wears, you guessed it, a black mask. “Yeah, that’s…that’s what that means.” McGregor’s version of the character won’t
be totally comic book accurate when it comes to appearance. On the page, his mask is burned into his skin
so severely that it’s actually indistinguishable from his actual face. Adding some extra “grim dark-ness” is the
fact that the mask’s material was carved from his mother’s coffin. Considering we see plenty of McGregor’s face
in the trailer, that clearly isn’t the case here, but there is some subtle foreshadowing
about the look Sionis may adopt. In the comics, this Gotham mob boss is known
for being mentally unstable, and it appears as though McGregor’s Black Mask will share
that trait. At one point, we see him in a state of clear
distress. Just over his shoulder, a figure with a black
face looms large. Could this be the moment that Sionis goes
full villain and becomes the Black Mask that Harley Quinn and her crew will have to take
out? One thing we know for sure is that he has
a fascination with Harley, and one way or another, he’s in the way of her full “emancipation.” “Miss Quinn? She belongs to me.” Sticking with the villains, there’s a shot
of Sionis talking to Victor Zsasz, a psychotic serial killer from the comics. This won’t be his first movie appearance,
he was a supporting villain in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, escaping from Arkham
Asylum during Scarecrow and Ra’s al Ghul’s short-lived reign of terror. He’s also been seen in the Gotham TV series
as a right-hand man in Carmine Falcone’s crime syndicate, and it appears as though he’ll
be doing the same thing in Birds of Prey. The version of Mr. Zsasz being portrayed by
Chris Messina looks different from those that came before him, but DC fans can likely figure
out who he is from his scars. Zsasz was born to a wealthy family, but after
he lost his parents in an accident he fell into a deep depression and squandered his
fortune. He went down a dark path and became a serial
killer, making a cut on his arm to mark his first victim…and he didn’t stop there. The comic book character has hundreds of scars
on his body, keeping a tally of all the people he’s killed. Does Harley Quinn have a pair of pet hyenas? Of course she has a pair of pet hyenas, and
we get a good look at one of them in the first trailer. Like Harley Quinn herself, Bud and Lou, named
after legendary comedy duo Abbott and Costello, make their debut in Batman: The Animated Series,
but would later cross over to DC’s comics. At one stage both were stolen by thieves who
attempted to auction them off, but Quinn located her babies and put an end to the racket. It looks as though a version of this will
play out in the movie. Quinn previously has been shown acquiring
Bud and Lou during a raid of the Gotham Zoo, but in the Birds of Prey trailer, she appears
to get at least one of her hyenas from some kind of exotic animal dealer. In a later shot, the animal runs at the dealer
who, we can only assume, meets a violent end. In one of the trailer’s standout shots, Quinn
shares what looks like a piece of candy with her new pet, Lady and the Tramp style. There’s a musical feel to the Birds of Prey
trailer. Not only do we see Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s
Black Canary performing at a club that seems to be important to the plot. It seems pretty clear that it’s owned by Ewan
McGregor’s Black Mask, who asks patrons if they’re having a good time, but Harley Quinn
herself has a song and dance number in which she channels Marilyn Monroe’s performance
of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” from the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, though
it’s a much darker version. Quinn has a typically deranged look on her
face during the routine, and the suited men surrounding her all wear black masks. We know that Sionis has a thing for Quinn,
could he convince her to start working for him at the club? Harley goes through a number of costume changes
in the trailer, none of which are as ridiculously revealing as her Suicide Squad outfit, but
we can’t see her agreeing to wear this particular getup. This scene is most likely some kind of dream
or nightmare sequence, inspired by her fear of the film’s antagonist. If that’s true, however, it obviously won’t
last. As Harley puts it in the trailer, “I’m the one they should be scared of!” She isn’t known for being a member of the
Birds of Prey in the comics, but Renée Montoya, played by Rosie Perez, looks like she’ll fit
right in to the movie squad. On the page, the character starts out as a
no-nonsense cop, but she ends up quitting the Gotham City Police Department when she
grows tired of the corruption. Judging from one of the shots we see of her
in the trailer, she’s going to leave the force pretty early in the movie; she can be seen
walking though a room full of male cops with a box under her arm, seemingly having cleared
out her desk. In the comics, Montoya eventually takes on
the moniker the Question, originally used by an investigative journalist who sought
to end corruption by any means necessary. She’s also known for being openly gay, though
there’s nothing in the first full Birds of Prey trailer to suggest that aspect of her
character just yet. Her superhero costume isn’t quite as purple
as it is in the comics, but a few small things in the Birds of Prey trailer suggest Mary
Elizabeth Winstead’s Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a Huntress, will be somewhat faithful to the
source material. Some of the details are more obvious than
others; she’s going to ride a motorcycle and wield a crossbow, for example. In the comics, Helena, a so-called “mafia
princess” of the Bertinelli crime family, was taken in by her Sicilian aunt and uncle
after her family was massacred, and they taught her archery among other skills that she’d
later put to use as a vigilante in Gotham. Another Huntress character trait is that she’s
a deeply religious person. This leads us to believe that the third shot
in the trailer, of a woman praying in a church, is Bertinelli. We only see her from behind, but at this early
stage in the trailer the ladies that will become the Birds of Prey are clearly being
introduced, and DC fans have been able to figure this one out. In a later shot, a woman wearing what appears
to be the same modest outfit is strung upside down alongside two other females by Black
Mask, so she appears to have previous contact with the villain prior to hooking up with
Harley Quinn and the gang. In the comics, Cassandra Cain is a member
of the Bat-family, at one point taking on the mantle of Batgirl. But the version of Cassandra we see in the
Birds of Prey trailer seems pretty far removed from the badass she is on the page. In DC’s comics, Cain is a talented martial
artist, raised by assassin parents who taught her how to fight instead of teaching her how
to speak. But Ella Jay Basco’s version of the character
can clearly talk in the film’s first trailer, so we know that she won’t be mute in the movie. The big-screen Cassandra Cain must have something
about her, however, because Black Mask appears to be after her for some reason. The plot of Birds of Prey seems like it revolves
around the team protecting Cain from the ruthless crime lord by any means necessary, with the
youngster becoming a reluctant sidekick to Harley Quinn along the way. “Oh, you’re that psycho chick.” “You never call a woman a chick.” Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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Things Only True Fans Noticed In The Birds of Prey Trailer

47 thoughts on “Things Only True Fans Noticed In The Birds of Prey Trailer

  • October 4, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    First lit lit

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:01 am
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    I am gonna shout out my ten subscribers.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:01 am
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    ahh shit here we go again

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:01 am
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    What if i noticed most of the things and I'm not a big fan

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:02 am
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    2nd and loving it!!!!! BOP is a dope comic can't wait for the movie!!!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    Hi

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    Cheeseburger

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    the only thing I noticed was how horrid it looks and I noticed I don't want too watch it !!!!!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    What?!?! “People enjoy a make over after a breakup”?!?!? I just enjoy crying myself to sleep…

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    Please be good !!! We deserve a good movie !!!!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:06 am
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    What? That movie just looks bad and just a cash grab? But I believe everyone noticed that.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:06 am
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    That it's gonna suck

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    True fans noticed they couldn't tell which character was supposed to be any of the members of Birds of Prey and noticed that Cassandra talks which goes against her comic counterpart. We also noticed that Black Mask for some reason is not wearing a mask at all.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    Is it me, or does this look 10 times better than suicide squad?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    Have you ever shared a food item Lady and the Tramp-style with your pet?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    Looks absolutely awful.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    Harly Quinn is nothing without the joker

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Im concerned of where this movie is going

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Esta es realmente la cuenta de Instagram, así que puedo seguirte en ella para que puedas reproducir videos de comedia y etiquetar a tus amigos y ver videos míos de antemano.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    The only thing a noticed is more of a Harley Quinn movie than a Birds of Prey.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    Oye, when will they stop with these dumb videos… smh

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    If they were true fans they’d notice how stupid this is

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    I'll be honest, I watched the trailer and it looks like a very uninteresting movie.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    There was things hidden? All I got was Harley, Harley and more Harley (all the crazy and none of the fun)

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    Who noticed all the things
    👇Like

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  • October 4, 2019 at 3:47 am
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    You know what the trailer isn't what I expected it to be and I'm hesitant but I'm also stoked Harley Quinn is getting into movies. Tired of seeing the same heros and villains over and over.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    This movie looks like crap another peace of feminist garbage

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    This better be better than Suicide Squad 🤬

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    The Zsasz actor from Gotham deserved to be in this movie he was badass and unique

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    Why harley quinn choice hyenas as her pet? U know, theyre laughing…

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    This is going too be the worse DC movie ever.another terrible movie.jesus who the hell hires these stupid directors.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:21 am
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    Black mask better say hello there 😂

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    3:53 it was his father's coffin, not mother's

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    I loved that joker

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    I noticed that it looks horrible.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Just seen "Joker" and I didn't enjoy it… It dragged… I mean I get the build up but when it goes off I felt robbed of my time… I'll pass on this Harley Quinn bullshit as well.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    where is the oracle on this mix? the injured original batgirl barbara gordon? the eyes and tech genius of the team? and I'm not sure if harley is on the birds of prey team as well.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:36 am
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    Hate this movie already

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    Juicy Smooya sister…lol😂🤣😅

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    This video has the most accurate title ever. If you didn't know any of the history you wouldn't get any of this

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:42 am
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    8:24 it's bird of prey not pray

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:05 am
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    Great another trash movie

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:14 am
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    I think at the end of the movie the black mask will be pushed by harley into the same vat of acid her and Joker dived in and that's how his mask will fuse to his face. You can see Harley walking away from the blown up factory.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:14 am
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    It's gonna suck just like suicide squad

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:15 am
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    It has started!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:45 am
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    We all noticed bud & Lou 🙄🙄

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  • October 4, 2019 at 7:17 am
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    Someone call Dave Chappelle, Black Canary is being played by the french actor Juicy Smooyay.

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