Sorry, clown-fearers: The only way to view the trailer for Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn) is to get out to the theater and see It: Chapter Two.
The footage, which leaked online last week but was quickly taken down, is entirely built around a reference to Warner Bros.' other clown-based franchise. Much like Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, the studio is betting on audience attendance to spread the movie’s buzz instead of internet shares.
Assuming the leaked footage actually does represent the theater-only trailer, it features an overwhelming amount of Pennywise’s trademark red balloons, before Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn steps in and pops them with a massive hammer.
“I’m so f---ing over clowns,” Robbie says, followed by a quick sizzle reel of the movie’s many female comic characters.
The brief trailer is fairly similar to the “See You Soon” teaser that dropped in January, and only showcased the actors and their costumes. It: Chapter Two releases in cinemas tonight, and the teaser will surely play throughout that movie’s run in theaters.
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) stars Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ewan McGregor, Steven Williams, Derek Wilson, Dana Lee, Francois Chau, Charlene Amoia, Chris Messina and Matthew Willig. The film is scheduled for release on Feb. 7, 2020.