New 'Birds of Prey' poster embraces high art and comic books

Ben Arnold
Contributor


Birds of Prey (Credit: Warner Bros)

A new poster for Birds of Prey has arrived, and it's... ambitious.

Riffing on Botticelli's iconic The Birth of Venus, it finds Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, mallet in hand, riding shell, all rendered in comic book style.

The flying hot dogs – or are they cheeseburgers? - aren't necessarily faithful to the original, nor the jazz hands beaver or the hand grenades with kisses on.

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But nevertheless, Harley and her gang are all present – Rosie Perez's Renée Montoya, Ella Jay Basco's Cassandra Cain riding a diamond, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell's Black Canary hovering up in the top corner.

Birds of Prey (Credit: Warner Bros)

Oh, and her pet hyena (not sure if this is Bud or Lou).

The poster comes ahead of a new trailer, set to drop any minute (the last one dropped in October) so thanks to this take on high art, we're hoping for something operatic in scale.

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Per the synopsis: “Since the events of Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn has left the Joker. When Roman Sionis aka Black Mask, a narcissistic crime lord, places a hit on a young girl named Cassandra Cain, Gotham City turns upside down looking for her. Harley joins forces with Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to protect the girl and to take Sionis down.”

The movie, full title Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, also starring Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, lands in February, 2020.