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We’re Jealous of Everyone Who Saw Footage from Wonder Woman 1984 and Birds of Prey at CinemaCon

So, so jealous!

Birds of Prey Teaser

It’s a long wait for fans of Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984 until the films are actually released, but lucky attendees at CinemaCon got a sneak peek at both films ahead of their 2020 release dates. So far, the footage shown sounds fantastic, making the wait for the 2020 release dates or even a trailer even harder.

The Birds of Prey, And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn footage promises a brightly colored and exciting team up film. /Film reports that the footage shown was neon colored and bright, and featured a sequence of Harley roller skating behind a moving vehicle. Variety reports that the cast then teased that this is “not Batman’s Gotham. It’s a scrappier Gotham,” with Rosie Perez (who plays Renee Montoya) saying they pull no punches whatsoever.

Hearing positive things about Birds of Prey is excellent news. The film, directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson, sounds like a fun romp that can further separate Harley from the Joker, portrayed by Jared Leto in Suicide Squad. Leto’s performance was widely panned and the Joker/Harley “romance” was not well-received, even as Robbie’s work and the character herself were loved by audiences.

Wonder Woman 1984 also got a short tease. Variety also reported that Patty Jenkins, in a pre-recorded clip, said “This is a story we are very excited about. Diana is now in her full powers.” Audiences saw Diana (Gal Gadot) arm-in-arm with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) as they walked around Washington DC. They also got a shot of Diana taking out bad guys with her lasso at a mall, as well as a first look at Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah. In another pre-recorded clip, Gadot spoke about how, since the first film did so well, “It makes me want to go harder to do something even more special.”

The fact that people out there have seen Wiig as Cheetah is thrilling. Wiig’s casting was met with some initial skepticism, but I firmly believe that Jenkins knew exactly what she wanted when she cast the role. Similarly, I’m excited to see Diana and Steve back in action, this time with Steve in the role of the fish out of water. This just makes the wait for a teaser trailer, which will most likely debut at San Diego Comic Con, even tougher.

As an aside, it’s amazing that both of DC’s highly anticipated 2020 releases are directed by women. Yan and Jenkins are going to kick some serious ass with their respective films, and it’s great to see DC highlighting women in front of and behind the camera.

Are you excited for Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984? Are you waiting anxiously for a trailer for either to finally be released? Let us know in the comments.

(via Variety, image: Warner Bros)

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