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Birds Of Prey Rumor: Ewan McGregor And Sharlto Copley Being Eyed For Black Mask?

Yesterday, we had news of potential casting for the roles of Huntress and Black Canary in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie from WB/DC, you can check the related section below for more details. But now in an update, Variety‘s Justin Kroll says gives some information on the casting of the movies main villain, reportedly set to be Black Mask aka Roman Sionis.

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Kroll went to Twitter to say that the studio are looking at both Ewan McGregor and Sharlto Copley for the role of Sionis/Black Mask in Birds of Prey. Check it below.

Kroll then went back on Twitter to clarify a post by Umberto Gonzalez that stated Sam Rockwell was the archetype the studio was looking for, Kroll then replied to say that Rockwell had already passed on the role.

Now, let’s be clear that until we hear anything official this is all just rumor for now, Kroll even states in his first post that WB has only just started meeting actors for the role. So things could change considerably as they work through this casting period for the role of Black Mask.

Black Mask is a villain I’ve always wanted to see done on film, but in a Batman movie, not a Birds of Prey movie. I have to be honest and say that a movie about Huntress, Black Canary and Harley Quinn fills me with about as much excitement as a 3 hour extended edition of The Last Jedi, with 40 minutes more Canto Bight. For me at least they are C list characters from the DC Universe, and yet Henry Cavill can’t seem to get anyone at WB to commit to making another Superman movie?  The logic in the decisions being made by WB in regards to their DC IP is frankly bamboozling this writer. However, It’s not just about me and my thoughts, is it?

What do you think of McGregor or Copley as Black Mask? Are you sad that Rockwell passed up or happy that it still means one day he could show back up as Justin Hammer in the MCU? Sound off with fellow fans in the usual place below.

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SOURCE: Justin Kroll (via Twitter)

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