'Black Canary' Movie Announced with Jurnee Smollett as its Star
By all accounts is the title still in its most early stages of development, but the next addition to female-focused DC Extended Universe films will converge upon Black Canary.
Actress Jurnee Smollett publically announced through a Tweet that she and Misha Green are to team up for a Black Canary movie. The news stems from Collider and the report makes note that there is no assigned role to Green yet, but they will be heavily involved with the filmmaking process. "It's unclear whether Green will direct the Black Canary film as well, or merely write the script," Jeff Sneider wrote for the website, "But either way, the project is a long ways off, as Green has several other projects in the works that she must tend to first.
It was previously indicated by both Smollett and Green that they had an interest in digging deeper into Dinah "Black Canary" Lance's story during press sessions for HBO's Lovecraft Country. The series was cut discontinued after only a single season.
The untitled Black Canary project is the latest to join HBO Max's growing library of live-action DC exclusives. Batgirl, starring Leslie Grace, and Blue Beetle with Xolo Maridueña as its headliner have also been ordered as HBO Max exclusive DCEU movies. Actor Michael B. Jordan is producing a Black Superman series for the platform as well as a Static Shock project through his production company Outlier Society.
Aside from its announcement, there has been no further detail given about the Black Canary production timeline or when it might arrive on HBO Max.