A roundup of our favorite characters from DC’s latest Gotham-based flick
The events of Bird of Prey focuses on Harley Quinn's release into the city of Gotham, where she directs her attention towards the notorious villain Black Mask (or Roman Sionis). Following Cassandra Cain being targeted in a contract killing, Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) gets a team together to seek a level of justice we'd usually only see from the Justice League. Bird of Prey has so far received some fantastic reviews for the most part, setting the DCEU sequel scene after its production costs came in at $97 million.
1. Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie
Taking her Suicide Quad role as Harley Quinn to a new level is Australian actress Margot Robbie. Following her split from The Joker, Harley is as independent as ever as she seeks vengeance for a fallen co-character. Nobody wants to be on the receiving end of her baseball bat!
Margot Robbie is best known for her appearances in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as well as her raunchy performance in The Wolf of Wall Street.
2. Victor Zsasz played by Chris Messina
Victor Zsasz works alongside the Black Mask as a serial killer accomplice. We got to know Zsasz' character profile in the Gotham TV series as the killer with no limits, wielding the most extreme weapons with one objective; to kill his target. Zsasz' Bird of Prey appearance is no exception. Messina is known for his role in the HBO series Sharp Objects, as well as starring in The Mindly project. Expect big things from Messina.
3. Renee Montoya played by Rosie Perez
Making her debut appearances in pop culture movies like White men Can't Jump and Do The Right Thing has landed Perez in the shoes of Gotham City Police Department detective Renee Montoya. Comic book fans are well versed with Montoya's encounters with Batman as she works under Commissioner Gordon on the heels of the Dark Knight.
4. Black Canary (Dinah Laurel lance) played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell
The Black canary has an epic set of lungs on her, by that, we mean she's a pop singer who can use her voice to her advantage with a supersonic blast known as the Canary Cry. Smollett-Bell has her name to performances in TV shows such as Friday Night Lights, Underground, and True Bloods, to name a few.
5. Black mask (Roman Sionis) played by Ewan McGregor
The Black Mask is the main villain featured in Bird of Prey, he's a former mafia boss, and his name is derived from the fact that his face is covered by a (you guessed it) black wooden mask. There's no mistaking McGregor for his long-serving role as Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi. Aside from Star Wars, McGregor is best known for his part in Trainspotting, and he recently also won a Golden Globe award for his appearance in Fargo Season 3.
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