According to new reports, Ewan McGregor might star as Black Mask in the upcoming movie, Birds of Prey, scheduled for release in 2020. The actor is interested in taking on the role in the Warner Brothers production – noted by The Hollywood Reporter.
As fans know, Margot Robbie portrayed Harley Quinn, a character widely hailed by fans of Suicide Squad. Suicide Squad was a controversial and divisive film, with many fans arguing it was one of the better superhero movies, while others stated the exact opposite.
For instance, opponents of the movie felt as though more could’ve been done with Jared Leto’s Joker, as well as Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Fans were, largely, interested in Leto’s Joker, especially considering the marketing campaign advertised the movie as if the Joker had more of a starring rather than supporting role.
Additionally, the director of Suicide Squad, David Ayer, admitted recently that he made a mistake on Suicide Squad, mentioning the Joker’s hand tattoo as one of them. The film received considerable criticism as well for not developing the characters enough.
Nevertheless, lovers of Robbie and her characterization of Quinn are looking forward to the latest film. Other performers to sign on to the movie include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez. Cathy Yan will direct.
Interestingly, this will be Ewan’s first movie as a superhero villain. In fact, it’s the first comic book movie he’s starred in. Previously, McGregor was in the news for his high profile divorce from his ex-wife.
Another coincidence is that Ewan broke up with his wife, Eve Mavrakis, and began dating Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who is slated to appear in Birds of Prey. Some fans online have suggested he may be interested in the movie for the sake of Mary Elizabeth, who he is still dating.
Ewan made waves and controversy when he thanked both his wife and girlfriend when he accepted an award. When Ewan took the stage, he expressed gratitude for both his estranged partner and his new girlfriend, sparking condemnation from moral busybodies online.