The DC movie Birds of Prey cast is filling up. Deadline reports that Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) will play the villainous Victor Zsasz, a serial killer that marks himself for every victim he kills.
Zsasz is reported to be in cahoots with Black Mask, played by Ewan McGregor. Victor Zsasz first appeared in the comic book Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 in 1992. Zsasz has also been featured in the Fox television series Gotham, portrayed by Anthony Carrigan. Zsasz’s life mirrors that of Bruce Wayne’s. Both are children of wealth who tragically lose both parents in the streets of Gotham. Zsasz loses his fortune and is on the brink of suicide. He kills a would be mugger and that awakens his thirst for killing.
Birds of Prey stars Margot Robbie, reprising her Suicide Squad role, Harley Quinn in the film. She is joined by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary. Rosie Perez and Ella Jay Basco were added back in October. Warner Bros. announced five more actors cast, but is keeping their roles under wraps for now. Steven Williams (The Chi), Derek Wilson (Preacher), Dana Lee (Dr. Ken), Francois Chau (The Expanse), and Matthew Willig (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) were also added.
The Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) film is scheduled for release on February 7, 2020.