Things Only True Fans Noticed In The Birds of Prey Trailer

Things Only True Fans Noticed In The Birds of Prey Trailer


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

  1. 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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  3. 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.

  4. This is going too be the worse DC movie ever.another terrible movie.jesus who the hell hires these stupid directors.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. This video has the most accurate title ever. If you didn't know any of the history you wouldn't get any of this

  8. 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.

  9. Cassandra Cain is maybe the most badass character(at least pre-Flashpoint) in the DC Comics.
    Maybe because of her parents Black Mask will be interested in her.
    Mary-Elisabeth Winsted played many movies & T.V. series I liked. She has a very good taste of choosing her roles. Her role Huntress is very fierce & badass(at least again pre-Flashpoint, many female characters were more awesome pre-Flashpoint) in the DC Comics. I am very interested in how well she will play that role.
    What still is a little annoying for us comic book readers: Harley Quinn in "Birds of Prey"(generally leader: Barbara Gordon, mostly in her iconic role as "Oracle") instead of "Gotham City Sirens"(Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Catwoman).
    Black Canary is not just about super-powers – she is one of the greatest martial artists on the fictional earth of DC Comics – I really hope they get that part well done about her role.
    Just Victor Szaz & Black Mask vs them would be less challenging; I hope there is more to it.
    Harley Quinn breaking with abuse Joker up was great in the comics(but they toned Joker's flaws down in the current movies). In the comics she at least temporarily hooked up with Deadshot after the break up with the Joker, dated Bruce Wayne on Valentine's Day & has an on/off relationship with Poison Ivy – way better than how her development sounds in those trailers.
    Let's wait and see.

  10. If only jared leto's joker can do a better job like joaquin phoenix joker so he can get his own solo film as birds of prey's harley quinn :')

  11. Now m sick of Harley and joker. Attack the scum fans who watch any crap like Supergirl no wonder they're making non stop shitty superhero shows. With dumb plots and unknown shitty actors. Waterboard the fans

  12. >Black Mask isnt wearing a black mask

    >Huntress has basic biker chick outfit instead of bright purple

    >Cass is a chubby teen instead of a mostly mute killing machine

    >Black Black Canary

  13. Troubled anti hero teams up with other heroes in order to protect a kid from villains? Deadpool 2's script says Hello.

  14. This movie will be shit, it’s directed by a female and they made black mask gay, not paying for this shit movie

  15. I almost don’t wanna see this just because of Jussie Smollett’s sister being in it, as black canary. I don’t wanna support that lying family in any way.

  16. Plot twist Harley Quinn turns black and eats kfc and robs store then gets shot by white policemen and gets sent to the mines and officially turns into a slave which gets whipped every morning

  17. Bruh black canary doesn’t have braids in any comic/ movie/ tv she’s also way more pale and blond, every canary except the one cw arrow canary, has blond hair, Laurel, Diana, you name it.
    Why can’t dc movies get it comicly accurate.
    Either see a custom version of the character for the first time or see a comic accurate character on dccu for the first time (real people wise, not animated)

  18. As a fan of the Birds of Prey… which Harley was NEVER a part of, let alone leading… I am very, very disappointed…

  19. A lot of people are saying somewhat bad things about it and I respect their opinions but I honestly can’t wait for the movie. Seems interesting to me and I really like the character Harley Quinn. Even when a lot of people say she wasn’t in birds of prey, I think it’s a nice change. I won’t judge it till I watch the whole movie because they can always end up changing a few things.

    This is just my opinion no hate.

  20. Shouldn't they establish Harley Quinn and joker more???? I love independent harley, but we know practically nothing about their time together.

  21. Alternate video title idea: "Things only people with functioning eyeballs noticed in the birds of prey trailer"

  22. Great video! I also have a video on Birds of Prey on my channel! Check it out if you’re interested! 🎥

  23. Harley Quinn 😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😍😛😍😛😛😍😛😍😛😍😍😛😍😛

  24. True fans noticed it's another propaganda filled Feminists movie, Black Canary race swapped for the woke points, The fact that Jussie Smollet's sister is in it and will most likely fake a hate crime in this movie so she can go in the footsteps of her brother as a woke person, And not to forget that they made Black mask Gay cause we need them virtue signaling points.

    This movie will most likely be more filled with political or ideological propaganda instead of being an actual comic book movie. But guess what, Go Woke, Go broke!!! and the marvel comics sure are going broke with their sales.

  25. Waaaaait… if the joker in suicide squad had killed Jason Todd that means we should be getting Red Hood soon and with Red Hood nearly always comes Tim Drake… oh god I hope DC does this!

  26. True fans know that Cassandra Cain is Blask Mask’s daughter in the comic books and that why he is after her. Also if they do not mention who Cassandra’s mother is I am going to be upset

  27. Fans of the the Source Material Noticed Immediately that Harley Quinn isn’t and hasn’t Ever been apart of the Birds of Prey. 2 Cassandra Cain is one of the Top assassins /fighters in the DCEU. Not Only that bieng said DC seems to be Watering down Dope Characters.. that bieng said the no One Seems to be saying how this movie is Alienating cool Characters. If they screw up Cassandra more of the other characters which .won’t surprise me at this point . Cassandra isn’t a Victim < 😑 I have nothing more to say about this movie

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