In a recent post, artist William Grey imagined actor Jason Statham as the DC villain, Black Mask.
The image in question is simple enough. It simply shows a man standing in the center of the image in a grey suit with the character’s namesake headware covering his face. The only bit of his face that you can see are the eyes that are staring intensely. On the left hand corner of the image is a plaque of the company, Janus Cosmetics.
You can see the full image below:
— William Gray (@WillGray_06) August 12, 2018
Earlier this week it was revealed that Black Mask would be the main antagonist of the upcoming DC film, Birds of Prey. The character was created by Doug Moench and Tom Mandrake, first appearing in Batman #386 in 1984. In his original backstory, his named Roman Sionis and was the heir to Janus Cosmetics company. Unfortunately, he drove it into bankruptcy due to poor management and was then bought by Wayne Enterprises. This caused him to become the supervillain, Black Mask who swore revenge on the Waynes and became one of Gotham’s major criminal kingpins. And from the look of things, fans are already deciding who they want in the role.
What do you make of this image? Would Jason Statham make a decent Black Mask? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
DC’s Birds of Prey will feature Black Canary alongside Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya as part of the heroic lineup, with Batman antagonist Black Mask as the main villain.
Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie has previously confirmed the long-in-development project has always been envisioned as an R-rated girl gang film that includes her character, previously introduced in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The DCEU spin-off which Robbie will also produce will be the vehicle for her next outing as the Cupid of Crime.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Birds of Prey as we learn it.
10 Ways Batman Could Join The Arrowverse
The team of Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim have done something that many thought wasn’t possible: make a TV universe better and more powerful than a film universe from the same company. While it isn’t perfect, there are many ways to improve it and the fans are clamoring for one name in particular.
Batman has been one of the most used comic book characters in almost every medium and with good reason. He’s the most popular character in DC Comics and probably the best depending on who you ask. But would placing Batman in the same universe as Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl work? Should The CW do it? These are the reasons why I think it would and should work.
Here are 10 ways Batman could join the Arrowverse. Hit Next to get started!