Ewan McGregor’s Birds of Prey villain was first teased in Justice League.
With Birds of Prey finally in theatres, fans are scouring through some of the DC Extended Universe’s older films to find any references or hints towards the film featuring Ewan McGregor. One easter egg that seemingly went unnoticed back in 2017 was Justice League teasing Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask. In Justice League, a brief shot of Gotham City shows a building titled “Janus.” Now, three years later, we finally know who the Justice League tease was alluding to.
In the comics, the family of Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask runs Janus Cosmetics. In Justice League, there’s no mention of Ewan McGregor’s character, but it speaks volumes that Zack Snyder and co. teased a character that wasn’t even cast in the DCEU a the time. You can check out the tease for Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask in Justice League below.
It’s exciting to know that future DCEU movies will more than likely have Easter eggs planted in films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Justice League and it’s just that we currently aren’t aware of them at the moment. As for Birds of Prey, the film was filled with rich references to Justice League, as it alluded to Bruce Wayne several times. One of the most talked about moments in Birds of Prey is when Harley Quinn reveals that her Hyena is named after Bruce Wayne because he’s good looking. As time goes on, we’ll surely find more and more Easter eggs for Birds of Prey, including some that hopefully bring more light to Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask.
What are your thoughts on this Justice League tease for Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask? Did you like Birds of Prey? Let us know in the comments section!
Here is the official synopsis for Birds of Prey:
“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”
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, 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 is now playing in theaters.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC 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