It has been a while since we heard anything concerning the all-femme film Birds Of Prey, the last thing being that the Black Mask would likely be the main nemesis for the upcoming feature. Now DC Comics has released information of the casting that sees actor Ewan McGregor taking on the role of the Black Mask.
Black Mask, also known as Roman Sionis, first appeared in Batman #386. After inheriting his parents cosmetic conglomerate, he plunged the company into ruin along with the beauty of the many women that used his products. Eventually, Sionis becomes a stitch in the fabric of Gotham City’s criminal underworld, adapting the Black Mask persona, making enemies with Batman, Catwoman and the likes.
McGregor is reportedly in final negotiations to play this Gotham City mob boss. Black Mask, aka Roman Sionis
Birds of Prey is being directed by Cathy Yan, known for her short films and her feature film debut Dead Pigs, and is being produced by Margot Robbie, who will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn. The film will also reportedly star Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya.