Birds of Prey Star Jurnee Smollett Breaks Silence on DC's Black Canary Solo Project

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Jurnee Smollett debuted in Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn standalone film Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), where she plays Black Canary, a club singer who's secretly a good martial artist and possesses a hidden Ultrasonic scream. Black Canary became an instant favorite by the fans, which resulted in one more solo outing for the actress.

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While promoting her latest Netflix film Spiderhead Smollet was asked about returning as the Black Canary again. "I'm just so incredibly excited about a number of things that I can't talk about," Smollett told "I mean, I'm excited, that's what I can say. I'm excited about getting to explore a lot... I feel like we've only touched the surface with Black Canary. And she's one of the dopest martial artists in the DC Universe. That is something that is a real challenge in my head that I'm just excited at the possibility of being able to explore deeper and further and wider and greater."

Although Smollett didn't fully dive into the specifics of the film, which is understandable, her comment ascertains that the Black Canary solo project is undergoing a thorough development, of course, with the actress' involvement.

Aside from that, fans would also love to see Black Canary's backstory and how she became such a good combatant, and how she got her recognized Ultrasonic scream. In the DC Comics, Black Canary originally inherited the Canary Cry from her mother. The sonic scream could stun enemies and can shatter metal and stone.

However, for now, Smollet is first set to appear in Netflix's Spiderhead as Rachel, playing a role of a mysterious inmate. Featuring lead stars Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller, Spiderhead arrives on Netflix on June 17.

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is available to stream on Netflix.

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