It seems that the upcoming Birds of Prey movie may have found someone to fill the role of Black Mask.
According to TheWrap, Ewan McGregor is in final talks to play Gotham City mob boss and Batman antagonist Black Mask in Warner Bros’ Birds of Prey.
Black Mask is described as a brutally sadistic kingpin that belongs to Gotham City’s criminal underworld. In the comics, Black Mask is Roman Sionis, a businessman who murdered his wealthy parents to take control of the family corporation but ended up losing everything. Sionis blames Bruce Wayne and Wayne Enterprises and begins to seek revenge as he hides behind a mask.
McGregor’s latest role was in Disney’s Christopher Robin and also starred in Season 3 of FX’s Fargo. Just recently, he’s signed on to play Danny Torrance in Warner Bros.’ sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep.
McGregor would be joining Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead who were announced to have been cast as Black Canary and Huntress. Margot Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn as well as producing the film alongside Sue Kroll and Bryan Unkeless, and Cathy Yan is set to direct. The female film is expected to be released on Feb. 7, 2020.