Birds of Prey will bring some of DC best female superheroes, villains, and vigilantes together for one film. The film, to be directed by Cathy Yan, will see the female ensemble fight against one of Gotham’s most notorious criminals, Black Mask. And now they have found the actor to play him.
Reports say Star Wars, Trainspotting, and Christopher Robin actor Ewan McGregor will play the role of Roman Sionis aka Black Mask. More on the report, below.
Last week, it was reported that Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and more were testing for a variety of roles in Cathy Yan‘s Birds of Prey. The film is a DC spinoff centering on some of the comic’s greatest female superheroes. And according to those same reports, WB wanted to bring diversity to the film. A welcome addition to the film, especially when you saw who they were looking at to play Black Canary.
And now, they’ve found their Canary and Huntress. According to new reports, Smollett-Bell will be playing Canary, while Winstead joins the cast as Huntress. More on the report below.
Warner Bros. has made some excellent progress when it comes to adding diversity in their DC films. They were among the first to have a solo female superhero film to be directed by a female director. And now they’ve taken another huge step with Birds Of Prey, an all-female DC superhero ensemble. Directed by Cathy Yan, the film will see Margot Robbie reprising her DCEU role as Harley Quinn, who will be joined by DC characters Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya in a fight to defend Gotham City against one of Batman’s most notable villains, Black Mask.
While Robbie is the only confirmed actress to board the film, a new report says Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado,, and more are being considered for various roles. More on the story here below.
Batman may have a lot of villains in his rogue gallery, but many of those A-list villains have appeared as different versions in all of the known film franchises. That being said, the current DCEU is building around the Batman family, which would, in turn, allow it to use other Batman villains that may not appear in the Caped Crusader’s films. Now, new reports confirm that Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask, will be the main villain of the Birds Of Prey film that is currently under development with Warner Bros. and DC Films. More on the story below.