Most people don’t meet their S.O. in a mental ward and then become brainwashed to the point of love — but Harley Quinn and Joker’s story isn’t like most. According to Deadline, in newly released footage from Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), we learn how Quinn handles the end of the tumultuous relationship.
Stars of the film — Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Mary Elisabeth Winstead (Huntress), Jurnee Smollet-Bell (Black Canary), Ella Jay Basco (Cassandra Cain), and Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya) shared the first scene of the film recently at Comic Con Experience – São Paulo (CCXP).
Just like any girl at the end of a long relationship, Quinn cuts her hair, gets a tattoo, eats junk food, and buys a hyena who ultimately eats a man’s leg off — you know, the usual.
She then searches for a new group of friends to help her reak havoc. Robbie shared that the characters find common ground in a common enemy. Each of them wants revenge against Roman Sionis aka the Black Mask aka Ewan McGregor — who they showed donning the mask for the first time.
The characters’ likenesses were revealed in a series of posters. Check them out below.
The actors insisted that the film would largely be made for women and by women, but “dudes can be feminist, too,” Robbie assured the crowd. Twitter has some very mixed reactions. Some are excited about the prospect of a female-led film, while others are just transfixed on what the heck happened to Cassandra Cain. Check out some of the reactions to the event below.
— bestofjurnee (@bestofjurnee) December 5, 2019
Character posters = CONFIRMED
Black "Mask" = CONFIRMED
Canary Cry = CONFIRMED
Leto's Joker = CONFIRMED
— TheFliteCast (@TheFliteCast) December 6, 2019
— Luiz Fernando (@Luiz_Fernando_J) December 5, 2019
Birds of Prey
– Black Canary ain’t Black Canary
– Cassandra Cain ain’t Cassandra Cain
– Huntress’s costume
– Black Mask
– The Vibe
– Jered Leto Joker
Very mixed on this film, mainly for not being very accurate to the source material
— YelpBoi (@YelpBoi365) December 6, 2019
— Umberto Gonzalez @ #CCXP19 (@elmayimbe) December 5, 2019
The film drops on Feb. 7.
Photos: Warner Bros