Looks like Pretty Bird will be making an appearance in the superhero-versus-superhero free-for-all brawl that is Injustice 2.
While we don’t know much about the game—save for the fact (deep breath; nerd rant coming) that it takes place after the events of the original, when [spoiler alert] in an alternate reality, the Joker tricks Superman into killing Lois Lane and their unborn son, nukes Metropolis, and has his heart torn out by Supes right in front of Batman. Fast-forward five years, and Superman’s totalitarian regime has been brought down by the “good guys,” heroes from DC’s current canon universe led by the Batman of the Resistance, who’s brought them to the alternate universe to stop Superman at any cost—we do know its a continuation of this plot, only with a lot more characters to play around with.
Here, we’ve got Canary fighting both Deadshot (a Suicide Squad mercenary with a soft spot for his young daughter) and Blue Beetle, a Justice League hopeful. Of course (and do excuse my immaculate comic book knowledge), we also know Canary’s deeply involved with Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow; Arrow was killed by Superman and his regime in this alternate universe, so Canary might have a bone to pick with the Big Blue Boy Scout. Let’s also not forget that Black Canary has been part of the Justice League, the Birds of Prey, and the Gotham City Sirens, so we might be seeing a lot more characters coming out of the woodwork in Injustice 2. In any case, the game play looks amazing—and now you all know I’m a total comic nerd.
(Oh, and by the way, “Pretty Bird” is Green Arrow’s nickname for Canary—just in case you were wondering.)