Fans excited about the upcoming Birds of Prey movie now get their first look at the main baddie. According to The Wrap, the girl gang will be facing off against none other than Black Mask. Black Mask, who has yet to appear on the big screen, is famously one of Batman’s more formidable foes.

For those that are not steeped in comic book knowledge, Black Mask made his first appearance in the comics back in the mid-eighties. He is a brutal and sadistic gang leader, who has a score to settle with Bruce Wayne. Roman Sionis, the person behind mask, was a vicious upstart who murdered his own parents to take control of the family company. This all quickly fell apart when it turned out that he was a lot better at murder than business and he saw all of his wealth disappear. But that wasn’t the end of him, and he returned donning a black mask and leading the gang known as the False Face Society.

The Black Mask will be contending against the all female team of heroes such as Black Canary, Huntress, Renee Montoya, and a young Cassandra Cain as well as Harley Quinn. The film begins production in January of 2019 in Los Angeles.

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