Today it was reported that Batman villain Black Mask would be the primary antagonist for the upcoming DC Universe film Birds of Prey and as always the internet had a lot to say about it.
The reactions online vary from overwhelming praise to people already chiming in on who should play the character. Surprisingly nobody seems upset about the news and the general consensus seems to be the fans are looking forward to seeing the character on film. Here are just a few reactions from today’s news involving Black Mask.
An R-Rated Gotham based BIRDS OF PREY feature film directed by Cathy Yan with HARLEY QUINN, BLACK CANARY, HUNTRESS, RENEE MONTOYA & CASSANDRA CAIN with the Main Villain being BLACK MASK? I’m sold. pic.twitter.com/xeZVSGMh1o
— Harley Quinn Updates (@HarleyMovieNews) August 6, 2018
I really hope Black Mask survives BOP and isn’t just killed off.
Having him confirmed to exist in the DCEU just increased my hopes for this guy to show up and start giving him problems: pic.twitter.com/qaDFHDRVv7
— MisterBatfleck (@Mister_BatfIeck) August 6, 2018
Black Mask is reportedly being the main antagonist for the BIRDS OF PREY film. This is pretty exciting. I am loving how grimy & street level this film is starting to feel. pic.twitter.com/UqdyMNxz8d
— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) August 6, 2018
— BATMAN (@Batmancanseeyou) August 6, 2018
Black Mask getting the big screen treatment has me so excited. He’s one of Batman’s most underrated villains and I can’t wait to see the Birds of Prey take him on.
Also the perfect Black Mask design already exists, just rip it straight from Arkham Origins. pic.twitter.com/arEAOhMetg
— Alex (@apbattman) August 6, 2018
Be prepared for “Black mask is just red skull… but black.” hot takes. https://t.co/cdyBmDJIlY
— Charlie (@SnyderCutJL) August 6, 2018
PLEEEEEASE I wanted this since they announced the movie
— ♎Jeffzzzz♎ (@jeffzzzz99) August 6, 2018
Call this man; pic.twitter.com/rlwp4LFwHn
— Joseph ‘Is A J.J. Abrams Fanboy’ Solano (@DoctorRagnarok) August 6, 2018
The crime boss that Gotham needs right now. 💀
— Mike Charles (@Mike_Charles7) August 6, 2018
They have to cast either Tom Hardy or Karl Urban. They love having mask on.
— Vs The Nerd World (@VsTheNerdWorld) August 6, 2018
Cathy Yan is set to direct Birds of Prey. Birds of Prey has had multiple scripts in development, with each of them featuring Harley Quinn and Batgirl as the main characters. Bumblebeeand Shut In writer Christina Hodson has written at least one of the scripts.
In DC Comics lore, the Birds of Prey are an international crimefighting team featuring heroines such as Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli). The comic book team’s current line-up consists of Black Canary, Huntress and Lady Blackhawk, along with Hawk and Dove.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Birds of Prey as we learn it.
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