Shakeups and cancellations of projects will not stop the HBO Max Black Canary movie. TV Line reported that the project that was announced last year will still be in the works. Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft County) is still set to reprise her role from Birds of Prey, with collaborator Misha Green (Lovecraft Country) still set to pen the script.
Smollett became a standout in Birds of Prey, the film led by Margot Robbie, as she finds herself after her relationship with Joker falls apart. Dinah Lance, also known as Black Canary, was a singer working at a club owned by Ewan McGregor’s Roman Sionis. When things get more dangerous than they were and helping a Harley Quinn in need, she joins up with the villain to defeat Roman, who is much worse than the bat-wielding clown. The film also starred Rosie Perez (The Flight Attendant), Marie Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Chris Messina (Sharp Objects), and Ella Jay Basco, making her feature-length debut.
Black Canary Movie still happening at HBO Max
Not much is known about the standalone Black Canary movie. It is hard to track where characters are at with the state of the DCEU, so there seems to be some freedom in what could be done. It will mark the third time Smollett and Green worked together as they collaborated on the historical drama Underground and the HBO series Lovecraft Country, which despite its huge success, it was canceled.
DC is shifting its gears to have a proper 10-year plan like Marvel. What that means is unknown as The Flash will reset the DCEU but is facing controversy over leading star Ezra Miller’s streak of assaults, accusations, and a recent burglary charge. For the DCEU, the next releases will be Black Adam (October 21), Shazam! Fury of the Gods (December 21), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (March 17, 2023), The Flash (June 23, 2023), and Blue Beetle (August 18, 2023). Also, Wonder Woman 3 is in development. Other DC projects in the works outside of its main universe will consist of a 2024 release for Joker 2 and an inevitable sequel to this year’s The Batman.