The past few years have been pretty exciting for DC Comics fans. The company’s animation department keeps turning out movies, like Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and Justice League Dark. Young Justice will finally be returning for a third season, while TV features an ever-expanding roster of shows from DC and Vertigo. The latest project in development, Black Lightning, will make The CW the place to go for DC heroes and villains. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman and Justice League movies will be debuting this year and continuing to expand the DCEU.
As much fun as it is to watch superheroes and supervillains do battle on the big and small screen, it’s even more exciting when you’re in control of the action. In May, Injustice 2, the sequel to the hit fighting game, will drop and give players the chance to do just that. We’ve already seen a story trailer, learned the Watchmen will be playable, and seen Supergirl and Swamp Thing in action. Even more exciting, we got our first glimpse of Black Canary in the game and were able to hear her Canary Cry.
Now, the Injustice YouTube has released a new video walking players through the many moves and abilities of Canary. The two minute video pits Canary against Deadshot to show off her unique set of hand-to-hand skills. Like Black Widow, she employs a number of deadly kicks, defensive knees, and tons of judo holds and flips. When you add in the various levels of her Canary Cry, she’s a well-rounded combatant. The video also shows us her finishing Super Move, the Sonic Scream, which is something to behold.
Canary was also recently highlighted along with some of DC’s other female warriors in a video that introduced us to Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Cheetah in the game. Injustice 2 looks to have a wide range of playable characters, which will seriously increase its desirability. It’s also one more piece of good news for Black Canary fans. While she’s featured in many animated projects, and had a few incarnations in the Arrowverse, the addition of a new Black Canary on Arrow recently is seriously upping her profile.
With the marketing for Injustice 2 featuring Canary so heavily and a new version of her on Arrow, perhaps we’re being primed for her DCEU debut. We know Catwoman and Ivy will be joining Harley Quinn in the Gotham City Sirens movie, so it wouldn’t be surprising if their foes in the film were the Birds of Prey. Even if just Black Canary is introduced, she’d make a great foil for the team and, to be fair, is something of a Siren already. Here’s hoping.
Injustice 2 arrives May 16.