Margot Robbie is reprising her 2016 Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn for the upcoming film Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. We’ve been patiently waiting for a look at the movie, and now I have good news: The official trailer is finally upon us. In it, Harley Quinn has found a new squad—this time of all women—and they are taking on the very male-centered world of Gotham.
The film functions as a spinoff story for Quinn, in which she forms new partnerships outside of her bond with the Joker. Here, she teams up with Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) and they join forces to save a young woman.
Behind the scenes, the film is female-fronted too: The director is Cathy Yang, and one of the main writers is Christina Hodson.
From the trailer, it’s clear the creators are leaning on a colorful aesthetic that is a departure from the darker vibe of Suicide Squad, while mixing both comedy and drama. Robbie has previously said that the long, kind of silly title of the film is a hint at the tone. “It’s not a very serious movie, so we thought the title should reflect that,” Robbie explained, according to Movie Fone. “Like, ‘Birds of Prey’ makes it sound very serious, and [the subtitle is] kind of like Harley adding her, like, ‘Hey, don’t worry. I’m in this too.'”
Back in April, Robbie shared a picture of herself on the set and revealed that production had wrapped. Earlier this month, she shared a poster of the film with the release date.
Watch the trailer, below:
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn comes out February 17, so mark your calendars and prepare to watch the girls take on Gotham.