The Wrap reports that Ewan McGregor is in talks to play Black Mask in Warner Bros. and DC’s Birds of Prey.
With production scheduled to begin in early 2019, Star Wars prequel actor Ewan McGregor is in final negotiations to star in Birds of Prey as Black Mask, the crime boss who will act as the main adversary to the titular team of female heroes. In the comics, Black Mask is the criminal alias used by Roman Sionis, a powerful figure in Gotham City’s organized crime who is also a longtime enemy of Batman.
Details on the Birds of Prey plot are currently unknown, though the film will center around the titular team of female heroes and villains based on the DC Comics characters and concepts created by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and Chuck Dixon with Batman villain Black Mask serving as the main antagonist of the film.
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.
Source: The Wrap
New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera
DC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.
DC Comics' Justice League and Aquaman series' will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publisher is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.' upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry and Amber Heard's Mera have been released with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.
You can check out the first cover below and click "next" to continue the gallery!
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.