Chris Messina Cast As Victor Zsasz In BIRDS OF PREY (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)
All it seems we have now is time with Warner Bros. as fans of all things DC await further notification on the studio’s long (and often quietly) talked-about plans to reboot its DC Comics-based cinematic universe.
For now, the banner is playing in a few universes with at least one character sharing her way in from Suicide Squad with Margot Robbie now staking her claim in Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn). Cathy Yan is directing from a script by Christina Hodson, and previous reports have all but outlined our primary headliners Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary.
Others include Rosie Perez in the role of Renee Montoya, while Ewan McGregor is set to reign as the villain, Black Mask. As of Tuesday however, that roster grew by one with the addition of Chris Messina (Sharp Objects, Argo, The Newsroom) who will debut DC villain, Victor Zsasz, a sadistic killer known for slitting the throats of his victims, adjusting their corpses in certain poses, and mutilating himself with tallies to record the body count.
According to Anthony D’Alessandro at Deadline, Zsasz first appeared in the pages of Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 in June 1992 as part of Batman: The Last Arkham comic series.
Rounding out the cast are Steven Williams (The Chi), Derek Wilson, Dana Lee (Dr. Ken), Francois Chau (The Expanse, The Tick), and Matthew Willig (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) with a release date officially set for February 7, 2020.
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