This Vikings Star Is Teasing A Superhero Role Announcement At San Diego Comic Con

By Anshul Hardikar | 1 year ago
This Vikings Star Is Teasing A Superhero Role Announcement At San Diego Comic Con
PHOTOGRAPH: Facebook/Vikings |

San Diego Comic-Con is a major event for superhero movie fans. This year, WB/DC is going to put up a show at the event. Out of all the expected announcements and trailer launches, there is one that might excite many fans.

A Vikings star’s social media post has recently teased that a major superhero role announcement focusing on her will be made at the event.

Katheryn Winnick’s casting as Black Canary?

Screen Rant reported that a Black Canary announcement could perhaps be made at this year’s Comic-Con by WB/DC. Though the studio has not confirmed this, Vikings star Katheryn Winnick teased some time back that she has been working on a secret project.

This secret project, according to her will be announced at this year’s Comic-Con. She had also expressed interest in playing Black Canary in DCEU, which was met with support from a majority of fans.

She shared this update on her Instagram and since then it has been discussed amongst fans that she is talking about Black Canary. Some fans also believe that she must have been cast as DCEU’s Supergirl since Man of Steel 2 is also being worked on at full pace.

WB/DC’s San Diego Comic Con Panel

This year, WB/DC are said to be putting an extensive panel at the Comic-Con. The cast of this year’s Justice League will be present at the event and there are also rumors that an exclusive footage from Aquaman will also be shown.

Apart from the solo movie, the second trailer for Justice League is also expected to release. Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller will be there to represent the movie.

Reports have also indicated that casting announcement of Batgirl will be made at the event, which is DC’s way of encouraging more and more female superheroes in the shared universe.

History of Black Canary

Black Canary has a vast history in the DC universe. Her real name is Dinah Drake and she has been associated with a number of superhero teams. Though she possesses an ultrasonic scream as her superpower, she mostly relies on her skills as a martial artist to fight crime.

She is known to unleash her scream known as Canary Cry when she is facing another metahuman enemy. Her scream is so powerful that it can damage all kinds of objects.

In recent times, she has started using Canary Cry to even propel herself across long distances like Marvel’s Banshee does. She has been romantically involved with Green Arrow and is known majorly for her work in the superhero team Birds of Prey.

She along with Batgirl and Huntress is one of the most important members of the team that comprises only of female superheroes. They have also recruited the likes of Katana, Power Girl, Poison Ivy, Lady Blackhawk and others.

DC movies where she can show up

Now, the main question is when and where will Winnick show up in DCEU. If she is really confirmed as Black Canary, there are many movies that can become her launch platform.

Since Batgirl is expected to make a big announcement, Canary can be introduced in that movie along with Barbara Gordon. She can then proceed to her own solo movie before reuniting with Batgirl for a Birds of Prey movie.

Since DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has already confirmed that DC will be focusing on a lot of female characters moving forward, Canary could be one of them.

Also if a Green Arrow movie is confirmed in the near future, her relationship with the Emerald archer can also be explored in the shared universe. Wonder Woman is still going strong at the box office.

Once that movie completes its run at the box office, DC has Justice League to look forward Post-Justice League, DC has planned a lot of solo movies, each of which is scheduled to release in 2018, 2019 and 2020.


Photo source: Twitter/Katheryn Winnick


About the author

Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.