Arrow actress Katie Cassidy Rodgers, who portrays Laurel Lance, AKA Black Canary, has pitched the idea of a Birds of Prey spin-off to The CW — but with Margot Robbie’s movie well into development, does it really have a chance of happening?
Talking to Newsarama, Katie Cassidy has stated that she thinks it’s time for a proper Birds of Prey team-up after Arrow has toyed with the concept a number of times throughout its seven seasons, and presumably its eighth and final season as well. When asked for specifics, Katie Cassidy said the following:
“I’ve pitched [the idea as an Arrow spin-off]. I think they should [make it]. It’s time for women. Come on, we’ve got this.”
The key thing that would likely stop such a show from being made is the development of next year’s Birds of Prey movie, which also doubles as a Harley Quinn vehicle. With that movie targeting an R-rating, WarnerMedia may want to distance the property from a more family-friendly context like the Arrow setting for the time being. Not to mention that, since the company is notorious with which characters the movie and television divisions can use or share, Katie Cassidy’s pitch could be rejected on principle. We’ll just have to wait and see if the Arrow spin-off could ever happen.
Katie Cassidy is set to return in Arrow season eight. Plot details for the final season of Arrow are being kept under lock and key, but Stephen Amell is returning to conclude the series with a final 10-episode run sans co-star Emily Bett Rickards, who opted not to come back. However, Arrow season eight will feature Colin Donnell and Josh Segara reprising their roles as Tommy Merlyn and Adrian Chase, respectively.
Here is the official synopsis for the final season of Stephen Amell’s Arrow:
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, Oliver successfully saved his city with the help of his team including former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), former protégé Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), metahuman Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) and Earth-2 Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance. In Arrow‘s final season, Oliver Queen is forced to confront the reality of what it means to be a hero.
The series stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.
Arrow season 8 premieres on October 15, 2019, on The CW. Stay tuned for the latest news on the Katie Cassidy series and the show’s potential Birds of Prey spin-off!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along 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.