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The new trailer for the upcoming Suicide Squad spin-off movie, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), has been released.
The moody trailer opens with Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) explaining the origin of her name, that she has done with the Joker, and she's done with playing second fiddle to anyone.
She means business and that spells danger for anyone thinking of getting in her way - which murderous villain the Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) seems hell bent on doing.
She really can't catch a break, can she?
But fortunately for Quinn, she won't have to go it alone as she teams up with a host of DC Comics' other anti-heroes - including Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya - to help a young Cassanda Cain and go toe to toe with the Black Mask and his army of goons.
It's been dubbed an 'R-rated girl gang film' after Robbie told producers she wanted to see her character become part of a 'girl gang'.
Speaking to Collider, the Australian actor said: "I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, 'Harley needs friends.' Harley loves interacting with people, so don't ever make her do a standalone film.
"She's got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn't seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it."
While Suicide Squad didn't necessarily live up to the lofty standards set by rival studio Marvel, Robbie was lauded for her performance.
She was was praised by critics for bringing life to an otherwise disjointed film, and it wasn't long before her very own spin-off movie was announced. It's also believed (and hoped) that Birds of Prey could be the first in a trilogy of spin-offs focusing on Harley Quinn.
The character's distinctive outfit, which features a striking baseball bat and dyed hair combo, has since become a Halloween costume favourite.
But while showing a bit of skin is part of Harley Quinn's iconic look, Robbie has admitted it's not something she particularly loves - although not for the reason you might think.
Speaking to W Magazine, she said: "Honestly, for me, as Harley at least, the more skin showing the longer it takes in hair and makeup 'cause she's got, you know, white skin and a million tattoos.
"So if anything outside, god, the scenes where I don't even have the jacket on, that's an extra 20 minutes in the makeup trailer."
Earlier this year, an apparent teaser trailer was leaked online, giving fans a sneak peek at Robbie and the rest of the cast in their full get-up.
Showing clips of Quinn dancing around in an eccentric, multi-coloured coat along with brief glimpses of other characters, the trailer simply said: "See you soon."
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) lands in cinemas on 7 February 2020.
Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.
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