Introduced in “Birds of Prey” alongside Harley Quinn, Dinah Lance, aka Black Canary, will be entitled to her own film. It is again the actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell who will be in charge of interpreting it in this feature film scheduled for HBO Max.
Birds of Prey, the film by Harley Quinn, but not only
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Tale of Harley Quinn was released in French theaters on February 5, 2020. The opportunity for Harley quinn (still worn by Margot Robbie) to have her own movie. Indeed, following her break with the Joker, she decides to take charge and gain her independence. Problem, without the protection of the prince of crime, many people want revenge on her. And she will find herself in spite of herself in the middle of‘a case involving the terrible Black Mask, the young thief Cassandra Cain, the detective Renee Montoya, the slayer Huntress, and the singer of the nightclub of Black Mask, Dinah Lance. These girls will then join forces with Harley to bring down their common enemy.
Directed by Cathy Yan, the film was rather well received. By the press, on the one hand (see our review), and by the public, on the other hand, with a global box office score greater than $ 200 million, for an estimated budget of between 80 and 100 million dollars. Not a hit but enough success to motivate Warner to continue exploiting certain characters. Thus, we were able to find Harley Quinn in a secondary role of the very good The Suicide Squad (see our review). And we now learn that Black Canary will soon be entitled to her solo adventure.
Black Canary on HBO Max
As a reminder, Black Canary has had several incarnations within the DC Comics universe. The first being Dinah Drake Lance, and the second his daughter Dinah Laurel Lance. It is the latter that appears in Birds of Prey, interpreted by Jurnee Smollett-Bell. Deadline informs us that the actress will reprise her role for a film planned for HBO Max. No theatrical release therefore. Warner increasingly seeking to promote its streaming platform.
The film Black canary will be written by Misha Green, creator of the HBO series Lovecraft Country, precisely with Jumee Smollett-Bell. No details for the moment on the history of this “spin-off” of Birds of Prey. It is also not known if Harley Quinn, Huntress or Montoya will be in the game.