‘Birds of Prey’: Ewan McGregor Says Black Mask Is A Perfect Villain For The Trump Era

Birds of Prey star Ewan McGregor claims that his character Black Mask is the perfect villain for “the Time of Trump.”

Ewan McGregor was the subject of a recent Men’s Journal profile where he discussed his role as Black Mask in Birds of Prey. The actor then went on to explain why he believes Black Mask is a perfect villain amidst the current political climate with Donald Trump serving as President of the United States.

Ewan McGregor compares Black Mask to Trump, likening him to be “an absolute narcissist.” He continues:

“…spoiled in his upbringing to the point of having no contact with what life or people are about, who has a skin this thin and wants nothing more than to be the center of attention.”

Men’s Journal describes Ewan McGregor’s role as Black Mask in Birds of Prey to be “a murderous rich prick.” Given that Trump is notorious for his reputation as a billionaire business tycoon before serving as POTUS, it’s hard for Ewan McGregor or many others to compare characters like Black Mask to Trump.

What do you make of Ewan McGregor’s comments here? Are you surprised to hear him compare Black Mask to Trump? Do you think he used elements of Trump as inspiration for his performance or is it just an apt comparison on his part? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask and Birds of Prey. 

Full details on the Birds of Prey plot are currently unknown, though the film is said to center on Huntress, Black Canary and Harley Quinn joining forces to protect Cassandra Cain when she comes into the possession of a diamond belonging to a criminal kingpin known as Black Mask.

Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.

Birds of Prey opens in theaters on February 7, 2020.

Source: Men’s Journal

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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