Dinah Lanc in TV shows

#1 Posted by xfactor26 (34 posts) - - Show Bio

I recently read an article about the new CW show Arrow and it mentioned how they are making that universe as a non-power universe. Which means that Dinah Lance will not be donning the fish nets as Black Canary. This made me think about how Dinah Lance has been represented in other shows. I am a big fan of Black Canary and I have found myself disappointed with how she is represented in live action tv shows. In animated shows she is still kick butt but the only live action show that she wasn't bad was Smallville. The show itself had problems but Black Canary wasn't too bad. Birds of prey had her mother having the sonic scream while she had telepathy, and now in Arrow she has no powers whatsoever.

Anyone else unhappy about how she is represented in live action tv shows and do you think the CW will change the show to allow her to become Black Canary?

#2 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@xfactor26 said:

I recently read an article about the new CW show Arrow and it mentioned how they are making that universe as a non-power universe. Which means that Dinah Lance will not be donning the fish nets as Black Canary. This made me think about how Dinah Lance has been represented in other shows. I am a big fan of Black Canary and I have found myself disappointed with how she is represented in live action tv shows. In animated shows she is still kick butt but the only live action show that she wasn't bad was Smallville. The show itself had problems but Black Canary wasn't too bad. Birds of prey had her mother having the sonic scream while she had telepathy, and now in Arrow she has no powers whatsoever.

Anyone else unhappy about how she is represented in live action tv shows and do you think the CW will change the show to allow her to become Black Canary?

They never mentioned about Dinah Lance not taking the mantle of Black Canary.

I suspect she would eventually be Black Canary. Except, there would be no Canary cry, which in the early days, she never had the canary cry, so its still true to the comics.

#3 Posted by oraclefyre (936 posts) - - Show Bio

They better at least give her martial arts.

#4 Posted by Savage_Hawkman (125 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Posted by Vitalius (2122 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare The first Black Canary, a.k.a Dinah Drake Lance, doesn’t have sonic scream and she was good martial arts. But Dinah Laurel Lance was cursed by The Wizard and he gave her Canary Cry, she lost once her powers when she was raped but later she was cure in Lazarus Pit.

She might be Black Canary on the show, since she wore a blond wig until she joins the Birds of Prey and start dye her hair after that. Black Canary is stronger than Green Arrow that would be stupid if she was only his love interests. I hope if she isn’t a heroin in beginning, i hope at least she became later on season. If she doesn’t have her Canary Cry, she could have her Canary Cry Bombs, like how she used when she lost her powers.

#6 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2302 posts) - - Show Bio

@xfactor26 said:

I recently read an article about the new CW show Arrow and it mentioned how they are making that universe as a non-power universe. Which means that Dinah Lance will not be donning the fish nets as Black Canary. This made me think about how Dinah Lance has been represented in other shows. I am a big fan of Black Canary and I have found myself disappointed with how she is represented in live action tv shows. In animated shows she is still kick butt but the only live action show that she wasn't bad was Smallville. The show itself had problems but Black Canary wasn't too bad. Birds of prey had her mother having the sonic scream while she had telepathy, and now in Arrow she has no powers whatsoever.

Anyone else unhappy about how she is represented in live action tv shows and do you think the CW will change the show to allow her to become Black Canary?

On the birds of prey Tv show Dinah was a telekinetic empath but she wasn't black canary or intended to be her, She was Black canary's daughter. Black canary on BoP Tv show wasn't too bad she was retired and I think was a decent portrayal. I hated her daughter dinah on the show lol

#7 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (7682 posts) - - Show Bio

Hope they portray her nicely in ARROW. Big fan of Canary

#8 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9251 posts) - - Show Bio

Even though she may not have her canary scream that doesn't mean we won't see her as black canary

#9 Posted by Dernman (15464 posts) - - Show Bio

I heard something about Huntress appearing and being a love interest.

#10 Posted by entropy_aegis (15472 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait Dinah was raped? I thought she was severely tortured.

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