10 Things You Need To Know About Black Mask

Everything you need to know about Gotham City Siren's potential villain.

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The internet rumour mill has been abuzz ever since David Ayer, director of the Academy Award-winning (God help us) Suicide Squad announced that he would be directing a Gotham City Sirens movie.

To date, the only concrete information that's been revealed is that Margot Robbie would be returning as Harley Quinn. Apart from that, speculation has been running rampant as to what the plot will be and who else will be in it, including potential actresses for Poison Ivy and Catwoman.

Well now there's another log on the rumour fire thanks to a tweet form David Ayer. The tweet was a panel from the Batman comic 'Under the Red Hood' showing the crime lord Black Mask, providing a pretty heavy hint that he'll be the villain of the film.

The question on most people's lips though is who the heck is Black Mask? Like a lot of DC's best villains, he's a Batman foe. However, unlike the likes of the Joker or Mr Freeze, he hasn't been used much outside of comics, leading to most people's lack of familiarity with him.

Now if only there was some kind of helpful article to concisely explain everything you need to know about Black Mask in a list based format.


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