Is Katheryn Winnick teasing Black Canary announcement at SDCC 2017?


Is Katheryn Winnick teasing that she will be announced as the Black Canary this coming San Diego Comic-Con 2017? In a subtle but mysterious Instagram story, the Vikings actress talked about an upcoming secret project that she is working on which will be announced at Comic-Con.

If you have been following her, you will know that for the past few years she has talked about how she wants to play Black Canary. And with her background, she could be a perfect fit for this role besides looking very much like the fan-favorite comic book character. Winnick is currently a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo and a second-degree black belt in Karate and considers herself nerdy based on one of our past interviews with her.

With the recent announcement of a Batgirl film which will be directed by Joss Whedon, many have speculated that we could see a Birds of Prey film in the near future. With DC’s recent success in the female-driven superhero genre with Wonder Woman, it would make sense to capitalize on that. A standalone Harley Quinn film has already found its screenwriter, Christina Hodson, and it has been confirmed that Birds of Prey would share the screen with Harley Quinn. This would include Batgirl, Black Canary, and The Huntress facing off against Margot Robbie as Harley.

Black Canary is a fictional superheroine in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by the writer-artist team of Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino, the character debuted in Flash Comics #86 (August 1947). One of DC’s earliest super-heroines, Black Canary has appeared in many of the company’s flagship team-up titles including Justice Society of America and Justice League of America. Since the late 1960s, the character has been paired with archer superhero The Green Arrow professionally and romantically.

At her Golden Age debut, Black Canary was the alter ego of Dinah Drake and participated in crime-fighting adventures with her love interest (and eventual husband), Gotham City detective Larry Lance. Initially, the character was a hand-to-hand fighter without superpowers who often posed as a criminal to infiltrate criminal gangs. Later stories depicted her as a world-class martial artist with a superpower: the “Canary Cry”, a high-powered sonic scream which could shatter objects and incapacitate enemies (even ones powerful enough to kill Kryptonians such as Superman). When DC Comics adjusted its continuity, Black Canary was established as two separate entities: mother and daughter, Dinah Drake and Dinah Laurel Lance. Stories since the Silver Age have focused on the younger Black Canary, ascribing her superhuman abilities to a genetic mutation as well as her amazing training in martial arts.

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For as long as he can remember, Robert asked the questions that others wouldn't about love, life, and death which brought about his interest in the human psyche and moral compass, resulting in an infatuation with comics, zombies, and movies leading to a long standing relationship with his imagination.