After Black Canary, Could Birds Of Prey’s Huntress Return To The DCEU? Here’s What Mary Elizabeth Winstead Says

Huntress at Harley's Mexican restaurant

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The DC Extended Universe is a fascinating franchise, with Warner Bros. consistently keeping the fandom on their collective toes. This was certainly the case when it was revealed that Birds of Prey’s Black Canary would be getting her own solo movie on HBO Max starring Jurnee Smollett. Now that Canary is back, could Huntress also return to the DCEU? Here’s the latest from Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Director Cathy Yan assembled a killer cast for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). The movie ended with the titular team being formed by the likes Black Canary, Renee Montoya, and Huntress. Fans are eager to see Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s crossbow-wielding hero return, with the actress recently addressing this possibility by saying:

I'm down for anything, really. I think Huntress is such a fun character, I don't know if there's any plans in the future to continue that version of Huntress, because there's a few different versions out there, in the comic books there's different versions, so I don't know if that's what's in store. But I'm happy I got the chance to do at least one iteration of her and if that iteration continues then I'd love to be a part of it, but we'll see what happens.

Well, that’s certainly a hopeful message. It seems like Mary Elizabeth Winstead thoroughly enjoyed playing Huntress, and would be down to return to the DCEU. But given the unpredictable nature of the comic book genre, she’s unsure if it’ll ever happen. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s comments to ComicBook come from an interview about her upcoming Netflix action movie, Kate. Eventually the conversation turned to her time in the DCEU, especially since her co-star is getting her own movie for Black Canary. But the developing project isn’t Birds of Prey 2, so it seems unlikely that Huntress would show up.

Birds of Prey is currently available on HBO Max, which will also be the home of the Black Canary movie. You can use this link to sign up for the streaming service.

While Birds of Prey failed to perform as well as other DC blockbusters like Aquaman, the movie’s legacy has been growing in the past few years. Margot Robbie once again played Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad, bringing the same over the top POV to her colorful escape scene. And with Black Canary getting her own streaming movie, maybe there’s a chance for Cathy Yan to get a sequel in the DCEU after all.

Not much is known about the developing Black Canary movie, but it’ll star Jurnee Smollett and be written by Lovecraft Country creator Misha Green. Obviously the pair has a great working relationship, and it should be fascinating to see what they bring to the DCEU together. We’ll just have to see if characters like Huntress are referenced, and if the Birds of Prey are even together anymore.

The Suicide Squad is in theaters now and the next DCEU movie arriving will be Black Adam on July 29, 2022. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.