The preview images of Smallville’s take on Black Canary have been making the rounds and so far, fan reaction has been mixed.
Blog@’s own Ragnell really likes the design:
I really like how her costume came out. Not only does the actress look the part (I always figured on Black Canary as a petite woman with a tough expression), they kept the fishnets and the basic design, so she’s recognizable as the comic book character. They went with short hair rather than a long wig that would get torn off during a fight, or long hair that an enemy could grab at in a street-level fight.
Marc from Climbing Shrimp Productions does not like the design:
Now I think they’ve taken it to the EXTREME of stupidity, above is the accused. Allegedly this is Black Canary. OK I’ll admit lower half yes that’s her, fishnets and boots that’s kinda hard to screw up. But short hair and face paint?! I know in her earlier appearances she is a brunette and becomes a blonde because of Green Arrow. But damn this just looks ridiculous.
R.B. Probst reflects on certain storyline elements:
The article also mentions that in her day job Dinah will be a conservative radio talk show host. Although I realize this is to set up an “opposites attract” relationship with Green Arrow I think it’s also designed so the producers can get their digs in on conservatives. They haven’t exactly been shy about slamming conservatives via Martha and her state senate seat. I can’t wait for this fall to roll around and the DVD set of this season to come out. Between the addition to the cast of both Supergirl and now Black Canary it sounds like this season of Smallville is shaping up to be very interesting and I can’t wait to see it.
So what do you think?