Black Mask, main villain, in Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey movie will begin production in January 2019 with Kathy Yan to direct the film with the screenplay by Christina Hodson. Kathy is an American and Chinese director famous for directing Groomed (2016) and Dead Pigs (2017). Kristina is an American screenwriter famous for her writing of Unforgettable (2017) and Bumblebee(December 2018). In April 2018, DC tapped her to write Batgirl movie.
Black Mask first appeared in Batman 386 (August 1985) published by DC Comics written by Doug Moench and drawn by Tim Mandrake. This villain is a criminal mastermind with mind control through his mask.
Interesting choice for a villain in this movie? I was expecting more popular villain. However, it is nice to have a villain we haven’t seen before. We have seen Joker, Bane, Catwoman, and Two-face twice in the 1980’s/1990’s movies and Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies.
We have now heard that Ewan McGregor has been cast as Black Mask. He is famous for his roles as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (19990-2005). Photo above is a courtesy from indiewire.com
Will this movie has Jurnee Smollet-Bell as Black Canary, Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya in Birds of Prey and Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress as a team fighting Black Mask? Stay tuned.
A copy of Batman #386 CGC 9.8 sold on August 6 for $279.95 plus shipping. On October 28, a copy of Batman #386 CGC 9.8 sold for $472.70.