Sources tell Variety that Ewan McGregor is in talks to star in the Harley Quinn spinoff, Birds of Prey. Warner Bros was eager to work with him again after collaborating on Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining.
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McGregor is being eyed to play Black Mask, a Gotham City crime lord who appears in the Batman comics. The character is known for murdering his wealthy parents in order to gain control of their family’s company.
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The film also includes Margot Robbie who will reprise her role as Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, and Rosie Perez as detective Renee Montoya. The Birds of Prey team will likely take on Black Mask in a battle against Gotham City’s criminal underworld.
While this could be McGregor’s first role in a superhero movie, he has plenty of blockbuster experience after years of playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels. It will be quite the departure to see him play the villain though.
The film will be directed by Cathy Yan and is set to be released in 2020.
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