It seems that the Birds of Prey project has found its man for the job, Ewan Mcgregor aka Obi-Wan was recently just cast as the film’s main villain, Black Mask. For those who are not familiar with the tier 2 villain, Black Mask has historically been connected to Batman and his rogues’ gallery. To sum up his origin story, he killed his mother and father so he could get control of his their massive business, but he ended up failing and leading it to bankrupt. So, he then turns to a life of crime.
He is most famous for running the crime organization known as False Face Society, which Batman and other Gotham city based heroes have run into. It will be interesting to see how long this Birds of Prey movie is going to include Black Mask. Although a non-household name,
Black Mask could be used to introduce a number of other villains into the prospective dceu. What is also important to note is that actor usually signs multiple film deals when it comes to being a villian.
So, Mcgregor could be in for multiple films, including a future dare I say…..caped crusader movie? With the Batman movie and proprietary (film wise) in arms right now, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. How excited are you for Ewan Mcgregor portrayal of black mask? Personally, an actor of his caliber is great and I am very excited to see what he does in the movie. What do you think? Are you excited to see Mcgregor play Mask, and what do you think the villain potential in the future of the DCEU can be? For all things geek, you are in the right place