It looks like we are getting a new official Black Canary in Season 6 of Arrow. Entertainment Weekly unveiled the first look at Juliana Harkavy’s Black Canary and she looks soooo badass! The suit was designed by Maya Mani and looks sleek and kind of practical in a way. Correct me if I am wrong though.
It’s all amazing to know that Dinah made it out alive from last season’s giant cluster of a finale. After the island of Lian Yu went all flamey flame last season, it was hard to tell exactly who might have survived. Usually when things get reduced to ash, it makes one wonder.
However, we now know at least one member has survived. Last season Dinah was super hesitant to fight crime and, in some ways, fought against that urge. Seeing her in the new Black Canary suit makes me wonder how exactly the events of last season influenced her to fully embrace this crime fighting stance.
Wendy Mericle discusses the costume and the changes it may represent in Dinah going forward in this new season of Arrow:
Last season, she wasn’t a full fledged superhero, you could say. She was, she had this power, she had this ability, she was part of the team, but really what this costume signifies more than anything is that she is now a full-fledged member of the team. She was before. But she’s now owning it in a different way. We had talked about having the costume at various points last season and it never felt right. It felt that we wanted to save it for a special occasion, and the premiere seemed like a really good place to do it. She needs something tactical. She has this meta power, but she also has the bo staff, so we just felt it was right for her to have something that was definitely more than a nod to the DCU character, but also something that was distinctive from what we’ve seen before. This really fits the bill. Maya Mani, as usual, did an amazing job with it. My favorite part is actually the subtle hint of the gold and yellow lines in it.
The CW’s Arrow stars Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, John Barrowman, Willa Holland , Juliana Harkavy and more.
Season 6 of Arrow will premiere on Thursday, October 12, at 9 PM EST on The CW. What do you think of the new Black Canary costume? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.