Jurnee Smollett on the upcoming Black Canary spin-off: “I can’t talk about it, as you know. But I can say I really am excited about what we’re developing.” It was announced last year that a Black Canary HBO Max movie is in development, which would see Smollett return to the role with her frequent Lovecraft Country and Underground collaborator Misha Green penning the script.
Speaking to THR, Smollett told that the love she’s getting from Twitter about the character ‘Black Canary’. Smollett said,
“Truly, one of the great joys of my professional career has been playing Black Canary and to see the response from the fans online and engaging on Twitter. They are a massive reason why I am where I am, and any excitement I have about continuing on the Black Canary trajectory, it’s being made possible because of the fans.”
Smollett will reprise the part of Dinah Lance, aka Black Canary, a singer who fans first met on screen in last year’s Birds of Prey film. The upcoming spin-off will focus solely on Lance, whose special powers as a metahuman enable her to dish out ultrasonic screams. In Birds of Prey, she is the driver to Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor) before she joins the ranks of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie).