Black Canary writer Misha Green has seemingly hinted at Dinah Lance getting a comic-accurate costume for her upcoming HBO Max film.
Last month it was reported and then confirmed that Jurnee Smollett would be headlining her own Black Canary solo film for HBO Max. Misha Green, the showrunner of HBO’s Lovecraft Country, is set to pen the comic book film. A director is currently unattached. Details on the DC HBO Max project are slim, though we might know what kind of costume the character will be wearing for her solo outing.
Black Canary first debuted in 2020’s Birds of Prey, which has since developed a cult following by hardcore DC fans. Jurnee Smollett’s Dinah Lance failed to wear a comic-accurate costume in the film, but it looks like that might be changing for Black Canary’s solo outing. When asked by a fan on Twitter if she loves biker jackets and fishnets, Misha Green responded by revealing that she loves them.
In the comics, Black Canary’s signature outfit is none other than a biker jacket and fishnet. While Misha Green’s fan reply doesn’t confirm anything, it does imply that the writer is making a concentrated effort to adapt the character’s look as accurate as possible for the HBO Max film. Not much is known about the film and if other Birds of Prey characters like Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress will pop up. Only time will tell what Misha Green and HBO Max have in store for us.
Jurnee Smollett first appeared as Black Canary in Birds of Prey—here is the DC film’s official synopsis:
“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.
Birds of Prey is available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the DC Extended Universe, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.