The upcoming season of Arrow is expanding its roster of comic book characters and the additions include Caity Lotz as Black Canary. Canary is an important character to the mythology of Oliver Queen, but when she's not hanging around Star City, she's with her other group, the Birds of Prey.
In an interview with TV Guide, executive producer Marc Guggenheim says the creative team behind Arrow is toying with the idea of including the group in the TV series.
"We have an idea for how to do our version of Birds of Prey. When you think about it, we have a lot of pieces. It's a lot like the Suicide Squad. As we continue to populate our world with new characters and some returning people from last year, you start to go, "We're really close to that!" We saw this awesome bit of production art for a new set that we realized plays into Birds of Prey completely. Our Art Department wasn't even intending that! There's certainly a momentum towards that, but everything has to happen in due time. With respect to Birds of Prey specifically, there's an actress that we particularly need to make that piece work and we need to check on her availability."
Any theories on what actress he is refering to? Or what character she might be playing? We've got money on Barbara Gordon or it could be Jessica De Gouw, who played The Huntress in two episodes during the show's first season. Sound off with your ideas below!
Originally created in 1996, "Birds of Prey" has long since been a collection of female heroes (and villains) in the DC universe. Its members have included Black Canary, Batgirl/Oracle, Huntress, Lady Shiva, Hawkgirl and Katana. The group previously had their own short-lived TV series on The WB which only lasted one season.
Arrow season 2 premieres on Wednesday, October 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.