Ewan McGregor and Sharlto Copley Reportedly Up For The Black Mask Role in BIRDS OF PREY


Yesterday we learned that Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights) will being joining Margot Robbie in DC’s Birds of Prey film as Huntress, Black Canary, and Harley Quinn.

Now were learning that Ewan McGregor and Sharlto Copley are up for the role of the villain Black Mask in the movie. These are both great actors and I’d be happy to see either one of them cast in the role. I think Copley would definitely play the character a little crazier though. I think he might be the better fit.

Black Mask was created by Doug Moench and Tom Mandrake, and he made his first appearance in 1985’s Batman issue #386. The Black Mask is a insane and sadistic kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld who has a fixation with masks.

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.

The movie is being developed by Robbie, director Cathy Yan and writer Christina Hodson (Bumblebee). It's being developed as an R-rated film that Robbie previously described as a "girl gang film". She explained;

"I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.’ Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it."

Which of these two actors actors would you like to see take on the role of Black Mask.