The Birds of Prey have found their villain. The upcoming DC universe film that centers around the female trio of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) will find them doing battle with the evil Black Mask. Now, according to a new report, we know who is taking on that role.
According to Deadline, Ewan McGregor is joining the film’s cast to play the baddie that first appeared in a 1985 issue of the Batman comic book. In the comics, Black Mask is a vicious Gotham City mob boss named Roman Sionis. Pitting him against the Birds of Prey certainly make it sound like this will be a much more grounded movie than when we last saw Harley in Suicide Squad–or films like Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, for that matter. For more information, make sure to check out our explainer on who Black Mask is.
The Birds of Prey movie will be directed by Cathy Yan and will be rated R. The film is currently scheduled for release on February 7, 2020, which means it will arrive before Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters on June 5, 2020.
There is still plenty more DC action before then. Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa arrives in theaters on December 21, with Shazam following on April 5, 2019. The Joker movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is expected to release on October 9, 2019. The DC universe can’t be contained to movies, though. It looks like Suicide Squad is also crossing over with PUBG.