‘Birds of Prey’: Jurnee Smollett-Bell Cast as Black Canary

The upcoming Birds of Prey movie has officially found its songbird.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell has been officially cast as Dinah Lance/Black Canary in the upcoming DC Extended Universe film, according to new reporting.

Smollett-Bell is best known for her work on Underground, Friday Night Lights, and True Blood.

In the pages of DC Comics, Dinah is a highly-skilled martial artist, who has the ability to emit a very powerful sonic “Canary Cry”. In addition to being one of the founding members of the Birds of Prey, she has served as a member of the Justice Society of America and Justice League, and frequently partners up with Oliver Queen/Green Arrow. In the over seventy years since her DC Comics debut, Black Canary has become one of DC Comics’ most beloved female characters, appearing in animation, video games, and television.

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