Birds of Prey Star Gives Update on DC’s Black Canary Movie

Black Canary was announced last year, and actress Jurnee Smollett has talked about her excitement about exploring the character.

DCEU movies have been hit or miss, with most landing on the miss side of the line on too many occasions. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey It was a movie that seemed destined to land in that group, but against the odds, the R-rated comic book movie proved to be a reasonable hit with critics, audiences and at the box office. It was announced last year that Jurnee Smollett would be reprising her Black Canary role from the movie in a solo outing, and it seems that the actress has been able to give a rare update on the status of the new movie.

Warner Bros. has been expanding their upcoming DC slate recently, but many of those movies have either seen length delays to their release, been canceled, or in some cases, moved from being HBO Max exclusives to getting theatrical releases instead in the wake of the Warner Bros. merger with Discovery. So far, as well as the long-planned movies like The Flash and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Blue Beetle will now be heading to cinemas in 2023, while Batgirl will still be an HBO Max movie. The question is where Black Canary will end up making its debut. Speaking to Comicbook,com, Smollett revealed:


“I’m just so excitedly excited about a number of things that I can’t talk about. I mean, I’m excited, that’s what I can say. I’m excited about getting to explore a lot… I feel Like we’ve only touched the surface with Black Canary. And she’s one of the dopest martial artists in the DC Universe. That is something that is a real challenge in my head that I’m just excited at the possibility of being able to explore deeper and further and wider and greater.”

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Black Canary Could Be Joined by Other Birds of Prey

Since the announcement of the Black Canary movie, there have been no details confirmed about who will be starring in the movie, what the plot will be, or where it will sit in relation to Birds of Prey and other DCEU movies. However, one star of Birds of Prey has already made it clear they would be up for reprising their role again for the Black Canary movie if they were given the chance. Speaking to Collider Last year, Mary Elizabeth Winstead discussed the possibility of returning to the franchise as Huntress. She said:

“I love her, too! I’m super excited about the Black Canary movie. I love Jurnee, I love the work that she did and I can’t wait to see what they do with that. I have no idea what other characters are gonna potentially be involved. I don’t know if Huntress is gonna continue on in some way. You know, there are so many different iterations of Huntress whether it’s in the comics or in TV and film, and so I don’t know if my version of her is gonna continue on. But, I do love her and if there was an opportunity to do that then I would be down for it, so we’ll see!”

Whether she will get the chance to reprise her role as part of the Misha Green-penned film is something that will only be revealed in the coming months, when Warner Bros. decide may to share a little more about the future of Black Canary.

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