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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Is Ready To Return To One Of Her Most Famous Roles

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has had some excellent roles in her career so far, including Ramona Flowers in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," Michelle in "10 Cloverfield Lane," Nikki Swango in "Fargo" Season 3, and Kate in the upcoming Netflix action movie "Kate." But one of her most famous roles is a superheroic one.

In the 2020 DC Extended Universe action comedy "Birds of Prey," Winstead played Helena Bertinelli, who is also known as the Huntress. Bertinelli is a crossbow-wielding vigilante who is on a mission to get revenge against the gangsters who killed her family. At the end of the movie, she teams up with former Gotham City detective Renee Montoya and another vigilante, the supersonic-screaming Dinah Lance/Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett) to form the crime fighting team Birds of Prey.

The film underperformed at the box office, but has been well-enough liked by fans to warrant a spinoff. A Black Canary-focused film is in development for the streaming service HBO Max, with a script to be written by Smollett's "Lovecraft Country" collaborator Misha Green.

Winstead doesn't know if she'll be returning as the Huntress for the Black Canary movie, but she'd love to put the character's purple leather suit on again if she gets the chance.

Will Huntress take up the bow again?

In an interview with Collider promoting "Kate," Mary Elizabeth Winstead said she's excited about the Black Canary movie, but doesn't yet know any details surrounding it — including whether or not the Birds of Prey will join forces again.

"I love Jurnee, I love the work that she did and I can't wait to see what they do with that," she said. "I have no idea what other characters are gonna potentially be involved... You know, there are so many different iterations of Huntress whether it's in the comics or in TV and film, and so I don't know if my version of her is gonna continue on. But, I do love her and if there was an opportunity to do that then I would be down for it, so we'll see!"

It doesn't sound like there's a script written for the Black Canary movie yet, so it's too early to say what Huntress' role in it could be, but hopefully there's room for her in it. At the very least, it's clear that both the fans and the actress would be more than happy to see Helena Bertinelli make a triumphant return.