DC's Harley Quinn girl gang movie Birds of Prey casts Ewan McGregor as baddie

DC’s Harley Quinn girl gang movie Birds of Prey has cast Ewan McGregor as its villain Black Mask.

Deadline reports that the Star Wars and Trainspotting actor will step into the shoes of the Gotham City mob boss (AKA Roman Sionis) who leads the False Face Society gang.

In the comics, Black Mask kills his parents in order to inherent their massive wealth and take over their corporation, but he ends up losing it all and blames it on others. Namely Bruce Wayne, obviously.

McGregor will join Margot Robbie, who will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn, while his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead will be playing Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell will portray Black Canary.

It’s also been reported that Rosie Perez will be playing Renee Montoya.

Back in August, it was revealed that Black Mask would be the villain of Birds of Prey. This will be the character’s first big-screen appearance.

Robbie has described Birds of Prey as an “R-rated girl gang film including Harley”.

“I was like, ‘Harley needs friends’. Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film,” Robbie said.

“She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space.”

No release date has been confirmed just yet, but Suicide Squad 2 has been pushed to make space for Harley.

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