The upcoming DC spinoff flick "Birds of Prey" may have found its villain -- and he's coming from a galaxy far, far away.
Multiple outlets are reporting that Ewan McGregor will join the film as Black Mask, a sinister villain who targets Batman in the comics. TheWrap, which first shared the news, says McGregor is "in final negotiations" for the role. (Deadline says it's already a done deal.)
According to TheWrap, Black Mask has a pretty twisted back story. Here's their breakdown of the character:
In DC Comics Black Mask is the criminal alias of Roman Sionis, who murdered his wealthy, status-obsessed parents to take control of the family corporation, then lost everything when he proved to be a terrible businessman. Seeking revenge on the people he blamed for his own failures — particularly Bruce Wayne and Wayne Enterprises — he returns, hidden behind an ebony black mask, at the head of a gang called the False Face Society.
McGregor joins Margot Robbie, reprising her "Suicide Squad" role of Harley Quinn, who heads up the Birds of Prey, a team of heroines and villainesses who band together to help save Gotham City. The cast also includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell (as Black Canary), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (as Huntress), and Rosie Perez (as Renee Montoya). Producers are still reportedly looking to cast a young Asian woman to play Cassandra Cain.
"Birds of Prey" is due to swoop into theaters on February 7, 2020.
[via: TheWrap, Deadline]
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