Ewan McGregor Is Black Mask

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  1. Micromind New World New Rules

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    Ewan McGregor was seen wearing a mask during shooting.

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  2. MovieSlave Registered

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    Lol. Someone should have told them to use Black Mask the DC villain and not this one...

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  3. Micromind New World New Rules

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    Eh, I think they will cgi the lower part of the mask, but who knows. we will see..
     
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    Did Ewan do any martial arts training for the movie or is black mask not really a fighter? From the trailers it makes it look like he is the big boss who gets his henchpeople to do his work
     
  5. StarLord You fight well. In the old style.

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  6. Rorschach2012 Hi Freeze, I’m Batman

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    I hope this is good. Still not feeling it but I’m open.
     
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    What's with the dumb thread title, though?
     
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    You know, i never understood why nobody did black mask more "flamboyant".
    Just think about it, his parents owned a cosmetic company, he dated models and was obsessed with Masks.

    The idea makes sense to have the guy be a bit extra because he was part of the High society who hide behind "masks" and so on until he snaps because he secretly despised this all.
     
  9. -JKR- Registered

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    Well, to be fair, the Black Mask during Doug Moench and Kelley Jones' 1990s comic book run (which is a MUST if you're a Batman fan) had quite a peculiar personality. Different than Ewan McGregor's in this movie, but still peculiar.
     
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  11. TheScarecrow Registered

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    *sigh*.

    It's already been confirmed that he wears a comic-accurate mask in the CCXP trailer.
     
  12. Orb Lord of Demons

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    First look at Black Mask ;)

     
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  13. antsman41 Belongs To Prince

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    The mask in the trailer is a nice mix of classic, without being too human - therefor a hint of "The Mask" to it as well.

    Excited for a coked up Obi-Wan as Black Mask.
     
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    If Chris Messina is playing his boyfriend that will make Black Mask the most relatable villain since Magneto. Gosh he’s a babe. Wish he wasn’t playing a serial killer though.

    oh right Ewan. I’m glad to see he’s having fun. It’s nice to embrace different villains
     
  15. Micromind New World New Rules

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    McGregor's Obi-Wan series on Disney+ is still very much happening despite rumors that it was cancelled.

     
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  17. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    Doug Moench's 80's run on Batman in general should get more love. Fanboys always bring up the same Batman writers...Miller, Loeb...
     
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    It should. As should the "Legends of the Dark Knight" series, which was home to plenty of classic and pivotal Batman stories.

    P.S.: It's 1990s, tough. At least the run I'm talking about.
     
  19. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    Well I'm talking about Moench's entire Batman run from the 80's :oldrazz:
     
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    I still have very low expectations for this film but will go in with full intention on being surprised. Also as a fellow Scot its odd im not giving this love already since Ewan McGregor's plays Black Mask its almost law that I should like it lol but honestly that casting decision always seemed very odd to me. Not saying its bad as who knows who I would have picked if I was in charge just when I heard he had been cast I remember being like "Huh never thought they would have went with someone like him"
     
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    I actually don't mind that they changed his sexual orientation in fact I don't even care but as far as him being a villain I'm sure he will be one of the more memorable villains in the DCEU
     
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    I think it's cool if he's gay or bi or pan but I really hope the rumor about D-pics isn't true.
     
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    Black Mask in this movie is sort of like a petulant, unhinged man-child.

    The gay stuff is a little more subtle IMO. I feel like it's there but it's not really overt, and it's never explicitly stated. The Zsasz/Black Mask relationship felt undeniably homoerotic, but maybe it's just me.
     
  24. TheGuy Dwelling under the Batcave

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    The writing doesn't do enough to characterize Sionis other than a hothead ganster. Ewan was good though.
     
  25. Da-Scribe <-- Me

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    I think there's more to it than him just being a hothead. Maybe it's because I'm black it hit home for me but him whitesplaining African culture to a black person was really well executed imo. It was hilarious but also showed how much of an entitled, know-it-all, trust fund baby he was. Add to that he was so whiney and easily manipulated. He read like one of Trump's kids lol.
     
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