DC/Warner Bros have been continuing the ad campaign for their next Worlds of DC movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) at CCXP this week as Thunder Hall saw the arrival of the movie’s character posters giving fans our first proper look at the main cast of characters for the upcoming movie.
We have already seen one set of promotional imagery centring on main character Harley Quinn a couple of months ago, this new set, however, takes a more graphic novel-style approach and only features Harley in her own character poster while Black Canary, Huntress, Renee Montoya, Cassandra Cain, Roman Sionis aka Black Mask and Victor Zsasz are all spotlighted in their own posters.
Along with the first proper look at the movie’s main cast in costume, every character has silhouettes of objects that will appear in the movie incorporated into the lettering of their names.
With the exception of Harley, Richard and Victor, every name containing an “R” has the image of Harley’s mallet in it, Harley’s “R” has a diamond incorporated into it and a baseball bat, which appears to be Black Canary’s weapon, incorporated into the “Q” similar to the “O” in Montoya, Roman Sionis and Victor.
Everyone with an “S” either has a dagger or a sword running vertically through it and Cassandra’s “D” has Huntress’ bow.
The poster set also included a banner image resembling Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and focusing on the main antihero women of the movie, presumably all the Birds of Prey, with the actors’ names appearing along the top of the image.
Since these posters were released on the movie’s Facebook page yesterday (December 5), there have been mixed to negative responses to them with the biggest takeaway being fans disdain for the fact these iconic characters do not look like their comic-book counterparts.
The movie’s ad campaign has not yet confirmed key character concepts from the comics such as Roman Sionis’ mask or Black Canary’s fishnets or Canary Cry sonic ability.
Birds of Prey, which was recently revealed to have been given an R-rating, stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Watson as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Ali Wong in an undisclosed role and Ewan McGregor as Roman Sionis.
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is scheduled for release on February 7, 2020.