Ewan McGregor is joining the DC Extended Universe. Let the excitement commence.
Deadline has today confirmed McGregor has joined the cast of Cath Yan’s Birds of Prey film as the villainous Black Mask.
The Star Wars actor will play Gotham City mob boss Roman Sionis aka Black Mask who leads the False Face Society gang.
Sionis has played an important role in Batman’s mythology over the years. He is a former business executive who inherited his parents company and fortune after their suspicious deaths. However, Sionis was a terrible businessman and his company was saved from bankruptcy after a buyout by Wayne Enterprises. Sionis came to hate Bruce Wayne/Batman.
McGregor joins Margot Robbie who reprises her Suicide Squad role of Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya.
Fun fact, McGregor and Winstead are a real life couple. So we should see a fun dynamic between the two on-screen.
Back in September, Variety reporter Justin Kroll heard Warners were looking at Mcgregor and Sharlto Copley (District 9) for the villain role.
Still have Renee Montoya and Cassandra Cain's roles to cast as well as the crime lord up against the team. Hearing names like Sharlto and Ewan McGreggor are actors they like for the role but have only started meeting actors for that part https://t.co/OaVfpTfkyM
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) September 26, 2018
Let us know in the comments below your thoughts on McGregor joining the DCEU.
Birds of Prey is set to hit screens February 7, 2020.
Zack Snyder Reacts To Warner Bros. Marketing Joss Whedon’s Justice League In New Trailer
Zack Snyder Reveals Cut Green Lantern BTS Image; Signifies End Of Relationship With WB
Falcon And The Winter Soldier – Politics & Hollywood
‘Mortal Kombat’ Review: A Fun, Bloody Reboot for the Franchise
“Get Over Here!” The 6 Best Fights in Mortal Kombat (1995)
Review: ‘The Woman in the Window’ – A Muddled Mystery
After a delayed released and some re-shoots, The Woman in the Window is finally here, and well, it’s quite the...
‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Review – An Exciting Survivalist Thriller
Those Who Wish Me Dead is the latest contemporary western thriller from Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Yellowstone) and stars Angelina Jolie.
Army Of The Dead Non-Spoiler Review
Soothsayer In September of 2019, I wrote a fake review about Army Of The Dead and what the nay-sayers would...
The Mission: Impossible Collection #4 Ghost Protocol
The Mission Impossible movie franchise is 25 years old this year, and as the seventh movie is delayed arriving next...
Review: “Stowaway” – A Very Grounded Space Film
When you think of space disaster films, you usually expect excitement, awe and suspense. But director Joe Penna’s latest offering...