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Birds Of Prey Black Canary Spin-off Movie In Development For HBO Max

The movie will be written by Lovecraft Country showrunner Misha Green and star Jurnee Smollett.


A movie based on the DC character Black Canary is the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jurnee Smollett will reprise the role she played in last year's movie Birds of Prey.

The Black Canary movie is in "early development" for a release on Warner's streaming platform HBO Max. It's being written by Misha Green, who was the showrunner and main writer on HBO's Lovecraft Country, which also featured Smollett in the cast. Green is also set to co-write and direct the sequel to Tomb Raider. No further details about Black Canary are available so far.

Birds of Prey was released in February last year. While it was seen as a box office disappointment at the time, the pandemic and subsequent closure of theaters only a few weeks later meant that it was ultimately one of 2020's most successful movies. Black Canary is the alter ego of Dinah Lance, a reluctant superpowered vigilante who possesses hypersonic screams.

Black Canary is one of several DC projects in development at HBO Max. It was recently reported that Cobra Kai star Xolo MaridueƱa will star in a Blue Beetle film, while the JJ Abrams-produced Batgirl movie recent cast In the Heights star Leslie Grace in the lead role of Barbara Gordon. The Suicide Squad spin-off show Peacemaker and the Gotham City PD series are both expected in 2022, and Abrams is also producing a Zatanna movie, which will be written by Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell, and a new John Constantine show.

For more, check out GameSpot's guide to all the upcoming DC movies and shows we know about.

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