According to Justin Kroll of Variety, in a tweet he made last month actors Sharlto Copley and Ewan McGregor are being eyed to play the crime lord in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey.
Sharlto Copley is best known for his role in 2009 hit movie District 9, while Ewan McGreggor is known by many for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, who’s also ironic enough is dating actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who was recently cast as Huntress.
Still have Renee Montoya and Cassandra Cain’s roles to cast as well as the crime lord up against the team. Hearing names like Sharlto and Ewan McGreggor are actors they like for the role but have only started meeting actors for that part https://t.co/OaVfpTfkyM
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) September 26, 2018
There hasn’t been any official confirmation who the main villain in the movie will be, but going by many rumors and news outlets DC Comics crime lord and villain to Batman, Black Mask seems to be the one that’ll be appearing in Birds of Prey.
Birds of Prey is set to be released in theaters on February 7th, 2020.