Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in the Birds of Prey movie leaning on a baseball bat next to her pet hyena

Birds of Prey

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About

Birds of Prey is an all-female superhero team in the DC Comics universe. An upcoming motion picture based on the comic book characters is due for release in February 2020.

History

Comic Book

The first appearance of the team was released in the one-shot comic book by Chuck Dixon "Black Canary / Oracle: Birds of Prey #1" in December 1995 (cover below).[1] The book's original team included Batgirl and Black Canary.

In 2003, comics' writer Gail Simone took over the series, added more characters, such as Huntress, and ran for more than 100 issues. The series ran until 2009 when it was canceled. The book was relaunched in 2013.


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Film

On May 17th, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter[2] wrote that Warner Bros. announced a Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey film, which would take place following the events of the 2016 film Suicide Squad. The film would star Margot Robbie, reprising her role as Quinn.

On September 24th, 2018, Variety[3] reported that the film would be released on February 7th, 2020.

The following year, in September 2019, a teaser for the film played before screenings of the film It: Chapter 2 (shown below, left).

on October 1st, 2019, the first trailer for Birds of Prey was released on YouTube. Within 24 hours, the trailer received more than 5 million views (shown below).



Reception

Trailer Reaction

People reacted positively to the trailer, particularly the portrayal of Harley Quinn. Many commented on and compared this depiction to her previous role in the film Suicide Squad. Twitter[4] user @midtown_spidey discussed how Suicide Squad "sexualized" the character in a way that the new footage did not, which they found preferable (shown below).


natasha @midtown_spidey THE FACT THAT HARLEY QUINN WAS NOT SEXUALISED ONCE IN THE #BirdsOfPrey BOP TRAILER COMPARED TO THE 2016 SUICIDE SQUAD TRAILER JUST SHOWS HOW IMPORTANT FEMALE DIRECTORS ARE !!! LIKE THIS IS WHAT HARLEY AND MARGOT DESERVES IM SO HAPPY 5:24 AM Oct 2, 2019 Twitter for iPhone natasha @midtown_spidey HARLEY QUINN IN THE SUICIDE SQUAD (2016) TRAILER COMPARED TO HARLEY IN #BirdsOfPrey BOP TRAILER ,,, THE DIFFERENCE IS OUTSTANDING WE NEED MORE FEMALE DIRECTORS PERIODT OUINN ININ -ARLEY RLEY +CKNG 5:47 AM Oct 2, 2019 Twitter for iPhone


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Mistress Fortune
Mistress Fortune

Honestly I'd just like some modern DC related media to have the classic Harley costume for once, it feels like forever since seeing it as her main outfit. They had it as an easter egg in one very brief scene in Suicide Squad and I was like "come on why can't that just be the costume she wears when she joins the team?" The Batgirl expansion for Arkham Knight also had the old costume but that was it.

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