Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of Warner Bros. BIRDS OF PREY movie. Reportedly, McGregor will take on the role of Roman Sionis aka Black Mask; a deadly crime lord from Gotham City. Black Mask has made appearances in other Batman adaptations, which includes Arkham games and on the TV series Gotham.
This would be Ewan’s first appearance in the superhero genre, he has made his mark as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the STAR WARS franchise. Other than Margot and Ewan other stars include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollet-Bell and Rosie Perez.
This will would be a reunion for Ewan McGregor and Elizabeth Winstead, both starred in the third season of Fargo. Ewan was recently seen in the film CHRISTOPHER ROBIN.
The film will introduce characters like Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Black Canary, Huntress, and others to the DCEU. Until the film releases we'll have Jason Momoa's AQUAMAN releasing this year in December, Gal Gadot's WONDER WOMAN 1984 which releases in November next year, and Todd Phillips untitled Joker origin movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. For now, BIRDS OF PREY is the only DC movie officially slated for 2020 release.
Written by Christina Hodson and directed by Cathy Yan. BIRDS OF PREY is slated to release on is February 7th, 2020.