Birds of prey star Jurnee Smollett has teased her return to her role as Black Canary.
back in 2020, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) it was released to mostly positive reviews but box office indifference. However, this didn’t stop several of the actors and actresses from returning to roles or signing on for more DC-related projects. This has included Jurnee Smollett for her role as Black Canary.
In Birds of prey, Jurnee Smollett played the character Black Canary. In the film, she was a singer in the Black Mask Club and the personal driver of the film’s main antagonist, Roman Sionis. Eventually, she joins the other heroic characters in confronting Sionis after her cruelty becomes too much for her. This, however, is not the final planned appearance for Smollett as a character.
Jurnee Smollett gets her own movie
In 2021, it was revealed that a solo Black Canary movie was in development for HBO Max with Jurnee Smollett set to reprise her role. Since then, very little has been revealed about the upcoming film. Despite various shakeups at Warner Bros, the movie is apparently still being made. While speaking to The New York Times, Smollett briefly poked fun at her involvement in the film, noting the number of films in the works:
“I am very excited about the list of movies we have on the way. They are dream roles.”
Jurnee Smollett last appeared as Black Canary in Birds of prey. Here’s the official synopsis for the DC movie:
“Did you ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mob princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his jealous right-hand man, Zsasz, target a young woman named Cass, the city turns upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely quartet has no choice but to team up to take down Roman.”
Directed by Cathy Yan from a screenplay written by Bumblebee writer christina hodson, Birds of prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
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Source: The New York Times via Comicbook.com