EXCLU: Onyx Adams is Set to be Featured in DC's Birds of Prey
Lesser-known DC character and League of Assassins member Onyx Adams is set to feature in DC's upcoming Birds of Prey adaption.
The Birds of Prey film has been in development for a while. Recently, multiple reports have surfaced including announcements for the film’s synopsis, villain, behind-the-scenes talent, and cast of characters. The Comic Fade Team has learned that DC Comics character Onyx Adams is joining the film.
In mid-July, most of the Birds of Prey cast was announced via The Wrap, including Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya. The long-awaited DC team-up will see the team form to take down Batman villain Black Mask. However, joining the cast in a lead role is Onyx Adams, African-American trained martial artist and member of the League of Assassins.
First appearing in Detective Comics #546 in January 1985, Onyx grew up around gang violence, which forced her to kill and fight for money. This caught the attention of the League of Assassins, who recruited her to join them. Onyx later left the League to pursue the murderer of her Master, Lars. This caused her to seek out the emerald archer himself, Green Arrow.
Onyx has crossed paths with several DC characters in her comic history including: Batman (who allows her to operate in Gotham despite being a vigilante), Oracle (who hired her to help the Birds of Prey), Red Hood and also Black Mask. Onyx has starred in various other DC projects with Arrow season 6 and the DC animated film Batman: Bad Blood.
It is unknown at this time how Onyx will be incorporated in Birds of Prey or who will play her. The R-rated girl gang flick is directed by Cathy Yan, written by Christina Hodson, and produced by Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap, Kroll & Co Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures. It will begin production in January of 2019.