San Diego Comic Con was held in July, and Juliana Harkavy was there to talk all things Arrow and Black Canary! She revealed there that she wants to see her character’s band appear in Arrow‘s season 7.
She had this to say after being asked whether the seventh season will have any more Dinah-centric flashbacks:
“I spoke to Beth Schwarts, the showrunner, a little bit about that and I hope so, because those were some of my favorite parts about Dinah’s story, seeing little bits and pieces of where she came from. There are like little things that they drop that I love that are these little gems, like in Season 5 mentioning that she liked to garden. She found an apartment with a garden. I love all those little things about Dinah that show her — just the minutia of her character that you would not expect. So I hope for more stuff like that. I’ve been pushing the band. She has a band in the comics, so I keep bringing up she should start something musical. I would love that. I play piano and guitar. Some flute, but I don’t know if that would be her instrument,” she added. “Just in costume, with the flute.”
Dinah began her tour in 2015’s Black Canary DC Comics series by Annie Wu and Brenden Fletcher, as the lead singer of a band. Although she was reluctant, and that turned into her being very protective of its members. The band name became Black Canary. It was when the series came to a close with issue #12 that she left the band.
Besides the Black Canary’s band, Harkavy also hopes to see Dinah grow into her potential.
“I just hope that [Dinah] grows into herself. One thing I love about Dinah is she’s not a perfect character. She’s got darkness in her, and she messes up, and she gets mad at her team. She’s not a perfect character, and so I think that just her growing into herself and trying to not just redeem herself but mature as a vigilante, as a cop, and just become the Black Canary. She’s still growing into her title. So I’m excited for all of that,” she said.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Katie Cassidy as Black Siren Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog and Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific.
Season 7 of Arrow will premiere on Monday, 15th October at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.
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