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Black Mask is the villain of the Birds of Prey movie… brilliant!

August 7th, 2018 by Marc Comments

It looks like DC/Warner’s Birds of Prey movie has found its villain… and it’s a great choice!

It seems that Black Mask will be the big bad in the Batman/Harley Quinn spin-off movie based around a gang of DC’s most badass ladies.

The film will feature Black Canary, Huntress, Renee Montoya and a young Cassandra Cain, alongside star Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

the story we’re hearing is that a gangster – who we now know is Black Mask – kidnaps a young girl, Cassandra Cain (a future Batgirl) who has to be rescued by, you guessed it, the Birds of Prey AKA Black Canary, Huntress and GCPD’s Renee Montoya.

This sounds like a great way into the Batman universe on screen beyond the main man himself.

Created by Doug Moench and Tom Mandrake, Black Mask made his first appearance in the comics in August 1985’s Batman issue #386. The Black Mask is a brutally sadistic kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld who has a fixation with masks.

In DC Comics 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.

Birds of Prey will star Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn again and she’ll also produce the movie which will be directed by Cathy Yan.

We’re stoked for this and can’t wait to see these characters come to life on the big screen much as we did when we saw the Suicide Squad roster.

What say you all?

 

Source: TheWrap

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….