Ewan McGregor is set to make his DC Universe debut this February as he takes on the role of Roman Sionis, a.k.a. Black Mask, in Warner Bros. and DC Films’ girl gang team-up Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
Out and about on the press tour for his new film Doctor Sleep, McGregor has shared some insight into his character in an interview with Men’s Journal, describing him as “the perfect villain for the Time of Trump”.
“[Black Mask is] an absolute narcissist, spoiled in his upbringing to the point of having no contact with what life or people are about, who has a skin this thin and wants nothing more than to be the center of attention,” said McGregor.
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Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) is directing Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) from a script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) with Margot Robbie reprising her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo) as The Huntress, Jurnee Smolett-Bell (Underground) as Black Canary, Rosie Perez (Fearless) as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco (Grey’s Anatomy) as Cassandra Cain, Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) as Black Mask, Chris Messina (Sharp Objects) as Victor Zsasz, Ali Wong (Black Box), Robert Catrini (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), Steven Williams (The Chi), Dana Lee (Dr. Ken), Francois Chau (The Expanse, The Tick) and Matthew Willig (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs). It is set for release on February 7th 2020.