The new Birds of Prey teaser trailer will not be officially released online. 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.
According to Variety, the Birds of Prey trailer won’t be officially released online. It can only properly be seen in front of screenings of IT Chapter Two, which is appropriate since the preview contains several red balloons and features Harley proclaiming she’s over clowns (a reference to Pennywise and the Joker).
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.
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.