It seems like all things are coming up Margot Robbie and Harley Quinn. After getting officially confirmed for DC’s new take on Suicide Squad, the actress and character is now front and centre on the new Birds of Prey poster.
Margot shared the new poster on her Instagram and folks, it is… something, and not necessarily a good something.
The concept of having all the other Birds of Prey characters float around a giant Harley Quinn like birds circling the head of dazed cartoon character (because of all the voices in her head, geddit?) is pretty cool on paper, but the execution is pretty subpar.
It honestly looks like a quick five-minute Photoshop job from a first year design class and someone forgot to hide all the other layers they had on before exporting. Let’s not even mention the lack of a black mask on Black Mask.
And yet, the Birds of Prey poster still actually works. It’s almost like the folks at DC deliberately made it so bad that it ended up somewhere in the realm of good.
Sure it looks like a quick copy and paste job but we definitely get a sense of what they’re doing tone-wise with Birds of Prey and the bright colours are a welcome relief to the grim-dark aesthetic of David Ayer’s god awful Suicide Squad.
Plus we shouldn’t be surprised that Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in a basic festival chick outfit is the focus of the poster since she’s easily the most popular character.
Other than a brighter colour palette and Black Mask without his black mask, there’s not much more to glean from the poster.
But hey, a poster doesn’t make a movie and here’s hoping “The Harley Quinn Movie (oh and the Birds of Prey might turn up)” will skip over the bad part and go straight for the good when it comes out on February 7, 2020.