We’re already headed towards the next entry in the DCEU – Birds of Prey! Although Warner Bros. has decided against officially releasing the Birds of Prey teaser for the film online, at least not yet, it is playing in front of IT: Chapter 2. As these things usually do, the footage is now being leaked online and promises a fun marketing twist.
The Birds of Prey teaser starts out as if IT: Chapter Two is finally starting – and then abruptly cuts to Harley Quinn. As she humorously states, she’s had enough of clowns! Ouch, so much for Joker and Pennywise.
While it would’ve been nice to have an official trailer for the film released online, this does make a fun marketing gag to start up hype for the film. After all, IT: Chapter 2 is guaranteed to be a box office success like its predecessor and cashing in on the fun with a Harley Quinn promo is smart on Warner Bros.’ part.
I’ve also always been fond of these types of Looney Tunes-esque interruptions during movies or movie trailers, thanks to my love of Gremlins and especially Gremlins 2 – so that helps. It makes a nice return to form for Warner Bros. and perhaps that type of humor shows that this next DCEU film will continue saving their franchise with fans.
Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn, with Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress.
The film’s cast also includes Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya along with Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Vixen, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, and Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz. Charlene Amoia also stars as Maria Bertinelli, along with Talon Reid, Steven Williams, Derek Wilson, Dana Lee, François Chau, Matthew Willig, Robert Catrini, and Ali Wong.
In the movie…
Harley Quinn, Huntress and Black Canary battle crime kingpin Black Mask in Gotham City.
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7, 2020.
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