The villain for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC’s Birds of Prey movie has been revealed and it’s none other than Gotham City mob boss Black Mask, according to TheWrap. Created by Doug Moench and Tom Mandrake, Black Mask first appeared in Batman #386 in August of 1985. The character is a brutally sadistic kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld who has a fixation with masks.
The character will face Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, as well as Black Canary (aka Dinah Laurel), Huntress (aka Helena Bertinelli), Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya. Robbie previously said the film will be “different,” rated R, and made with a “much smaller budget.”
Cathy Yan will direct the Warner Bros. release from a script by Christina Hodson. Birds of Prey will be produced by Margot Robbie, Kroll & Co Entertainment’s Sue Kroll, and Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless.
Filming is expected to start in January of 2019.