Birds of Prey opens this Friday and Jurnee Smollett-Bell may have already teased at a Black Canary spin-off.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s role in Birds of Prey will mark the first time that we have seen Black Canary in a feature-length film. While we have seen the character appear on television shows and video games, Black Canary had yet to make her way onto the big screen. Now she is appearing as a member of the Birds of Prey but that may not be all that Warner Bros has in store for her.
During a recent interview, Jurnee Smollett-Bell talked about Black Canary and exploring her character in the film. The woman conducting the interview suggested that they could further explore this in a spin-off film which Jurnee Smollett-Bell did not confirm nor did she flat out deny:
— Jo 🔊 (@prettybirdll) February 3, 2020
What do you all make of Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s comments? Would you like to see Black Canary in her own Birds of Prey spin-off? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s upcoming film as Black Canary, Birds of Prey:
“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia 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 zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned 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. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.