Variety first revealed that Warner Bros. was considering Scottish actor Ewan McGregor for the role of Birds of Prey villain Black Mask. One of the gangland mobster villains in the Batman comics.
Today, TheWrap is reaffirming this by stating McGregor is now in talks with the studio for the part.
Ewan McGregor is in final negotiations to play Gotham City mob boss and Batman foe Black Mask in Warner Bros ‘Birds of Prey, individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively tell TheWrap.
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.
Director Cathy Yan and producer/star Margot Robbie have stated the DC Comics film will aim for an R-rating.
Filming on Birds of Prey will start mid-January in Los Angeles.
Warner Bros. has set the release date for February 7th, 2020.
SOURCE: THE WRAP