Here’s What Jurnee Smollett-Bell Could Look Like As The DCEU’s Black Canary

Birds of Prey Black Canary Jurnee Smollett-BellNew art depicts Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, who will portray the heroine in the upcoming Birds of Prey film directed by Cathy Yan and starring Margot Robbie.

News broke Wednesday that Smollett-Bell would be joining the cast of DC Films’ Birds of Prey. Smollett will be the first actress to portray Black Canary on the big screen. Most recently, the heroine has featured prominently in The CW’s Arrowverse portrayed by Caity Lotz, Katie Cassidy, and Juliana Harkavy. With Smollett-Bell bringing the character to the big screen, new art from the DC Community visualizes the actress in the role:

FANMADE: Jurnee Smollett as Black Canary by Ramesh De Silva from DC_Cinematic

Cathy Yan is set to direct the project from a script written by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson. The film will be produced by Sue Kroll under her Kroll & Co Entertainment banner along with Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, and Robbie, who is set to reprise her role as Harley Quinn in the film. The Harley Quinn actress will be joined by Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, who will be playing the Huntress and Black Canary respectively. Plot details remain under wraps however the film will feature Batman villain Black Mask as the primary antagonist.

Birds of Prey is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, Nightwing, and a Deathstroke film.

Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Birds of Prey and the future of DC Films as we learn it.

  • Cameron McEwen

    People would rather splash their eyes with acid whilst staring at the sun than look at that!

    • Verbal Kint

      Try it.

      • Cameron McEwen

        Are you going to try it?

  • RJ

    DC needs to stop making well known characters who were white, black. Instead bring up so other characters or create some new characters…I kid you not Michael B. Jordan could be a blue Lantern from Earth. He and John Stewart just become friends. I think Black Canary should stay white…

  • Miles Goodison-Fearon

    I like Jurnee Smollet Bell but she should have been cast as Onyx or Crimson Avenger instead of Black-Canary.