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Birds of Prey Fan Art Transforms Ewan McGregor Into Black Mask

An enthralling piece of fan art has emerged online, depicting Ewan McGregor as Black Mask following his casting in the Birds of Prey movie.

Found on Reddit, the art, credited to William Gray, shows McGregor as Roman Sionis, wearing the iconic skull mask, which appears to be made of Kevlar rather than steel, similar to how we've seen Batman's masks since Batman Begins. In the image, the villain's rendering is seen holding a gun that seems to have just been fired, a broken mask and of course, his signature suit, indicating he's been conducting business.

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First introduced in Batman #386 in 1985, Black Mask was created by Doug Moench and Tom Mandrake. In the comics, Black Mask is a businessman who squanders his inherited fortune and eventually opts to pursue a life of crime, all while blaming Bruce Wayne for his failings, although this could be altered for the DCEU.

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