I assumed there would be no significant Black Canary news to come out of San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, but I was wrong. The teaser trailer for the second season of CW's popular Arrow TV series premiered and features the first in-costume appearance of Black Canary.
Check out the full trailer below. Or jump ahead to 2:27 mark to the Canary kicking ass.
More surprising than the appearance of Black Canary in costume was the identity of the actress who would suit up. Regular viewers who know the characters have expected Oliver's friend Dinah "Laurel" Lance to eventually become Black Canary, since, y'know, that's who she is in the comics. Laurel has been a regular part of the show since the beginning, played by actress Katie Cassidy.
This Black Canary, though, will be portrayed by Caity Lotz.
As fans were rightfully confused by this turn, Zap2It reached out to Arrow's show runners and got the scoop on who this character is and what this might imply for the future of Laurel.
I still have never seen an episode of this show, but I might have to start if Black Canary becomes a regular fixture of the series. Hell, I'd even check it out just to see Bronze Tiger debut in Season 2!