Birds of prey brings countless elements from the core DC comics to so-called DC Extended Universe of films. One of the most astonishing revelation is that: “There was actually a vigilante who defended Gotham long before Batman took to the streets”.
BIRDS OF PREY: IN CINEMAS
This would end up revealing a much awaited suprise , Batman isn’t the only guardian of Gotham!!It’s open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women — Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.
THE GUARDIAN WAS NONE OTHER THAN…
Birds of Prey reveals Gotham City was actually protected by Black Canary — the original version, and mother of the character played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell. Quite unexpected right!In addition to her martial arts skills, Black Canary has been depicted as an expert motorcyclist, gymnast, covert operative and investigator. She is also an excellent leader and tactician, having served as the field commander of the Birds of Prey and the leader of the Justice League and League of Assassins for a time.
DRIVING THE LEGACY
Black Canary was one of the heroes who was given the idea of legacy with the DC Universe, taking on the mantle of her mother. It’s interesting to see the concept reintroduced in the modern-day on the big screen. Along with the reveals of Wonder Woman being a secret hero across the 20th century, it puts the idea of generations of heroics back into the universe, which is something that’s only been reflected in a handful of other characters.This really fleshes out the history of this version of the DC Universe and pushes that concept somewhat to the forefront of the story. It also means that this version of Gotham City definitely had protectors long-before Batman ever started his war against crime. The original Black Canary could have even been part of the inspiration to a young Bruce Wayne. It helps make this version of Gotham City all the more lived-in than almost any other version to ever hit the big screen.
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Sources : screenrant