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Birds of Prey: This Iconic Fight Scene Is Inspired By The Comics

Birds of Prey: DC Comics fans know all about the popular superheroine Black Canary AKA Dinah Lance, and the latest movie featuring her is Birds of Prey from the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Jurnee Smollett is playing the role of the same.

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All About The Iconic Fight Scene

Remember when Black Canary fought a bunch of perverts in the alleyway behind the Black Masks’ club when the film starts? Her punches were so cool, it felt like the whole scene came to life straight out of a comic book. When a fan pointed it out on the online microblogging platform Twitter, Jurnee Smollett replied to reveal that it is, in fact, true. She said, “It did come from the comics. Chuck Dixon’s Vol 1, original #BirdsofPrey…the scene with #BlackCanary beating the ass of the dudes was a big inspiration.” (sic.) Cathy Yan, the director of the movie, made sure to honor the comic books as well as the scenes in it by taking up as many details as she could from the original story. 

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Why Is The Movie Important?

It is interesting to know that Birds of Prey is the first movie to feature Black Canary as the protagonist. The superheroine has appeared on television shows numerous times, but never on the silver screen all by herself. So, DCEU fans are pretty hyped about the movie and its details. It is the eighth installment of the Suicide Squad series.

Cast

The film’s protagonist is Margot Robbie playing the role of Harley Quinn. Others are Rosie Perez acting as Renee Montoya, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as The Huntress along with Jurnee Smollet as Black Canary.

Where Can You Watch It?

HBO Max has always prioritized getting movies based on the DC comics as well as the Batman series on its platforms, and Birds of Prey is no exception. While the movie hit the screens in February 2020, fans can now stream it on HBO. It got released on the online streaming service on August 15, 2020. 

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