Comic Writer Gail Simone Thinks Jurnee Smollett-Bell Will Be An Amazing Black Canary

Gail Simone, comic book writer known for penning the Birds of Prey comic series says that actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell will be the best Black Canary audiences have seen yet in the upcoming Birds of Prey film.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell shared a tweet from Gail Simone, the latter of which expressed how much she missed writing the Birds of Prey comic book. The Black Canary actress expressed that she and other readers of the comics missed Gail Simone’s stamp on the comics. Gail Simone then replied back to Jurnee Smollett-Bell with gratitude, also sharing that she is eager to see her onscreen as an amazing Black Canary:

Before Jurnee Smollett-Bell signed on to play Black Canary on the big screen, the character has had a history in television, most notably in The CW’s Arrowverse where actresses Katie Cassidy, Caity Lotz, and Juliana Harkavy brought her to life.

What do you make of these comments from Gail Simone? Given her history with the Birds of Prey comics, do you think Gail Simone’s hopes for Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary will come into fruition? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DCEU.

A new glimpse at Jurnee Smolett-Bell as Black Canary is expected to be in the first trailer for Birds of Prey sometime next week.

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) sees the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and introduces Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell to the DC Extended Universe as Huntress and Black Canary, respectively.

DC’s Birds of Prey features the female superhero team coming together with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and taking on Gotham crime lord Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). The girl-gang teams up to protect Cassandra Cain after she comes across a diamond which belongs to Black Mask. The film also stars Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain and Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz. Ali Wong, Steven Williams, Derek Wilson, Dana Lee, Francois Chau, Matthew Willig and Michael Masini round out the cast.

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) hits theaters on February 7, 2020.

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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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