Canadian actor Peter Outerbridge has been cast to play villain Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask in the second season of DC/CW show Batwoman. Outerbridge is known for his roles in Suicide Squad, Saw VI and Lucky Number Slevin. He recently appeared in recurring roles on Orphan Black, 12 Monkeys and The Expanse.
The charecter will be a major part of the storyline through the rest of the season. By day, Roman is a pragmatic and charismatic CEO who plays the “white knight” against Gotham’s corrupt systems. As Black Mask, an evil mastermind with a deep hatred of The Crows and masked vigilantes, he is willing to tear down Gotham to enact his revenge.
Created by Doug Moench and Tom Mandrake, the character debuted in Batman #386 (August, 1985). He is commonly depicted as a brutal and ruthless crime lord in Gotham City who has a fixation with masks and derives sadistic pleasure from the act of torture. Black Mask is one of the most enduring enemies of the superhero Batman and belongs to the collective of adversaries that make up his rogues gallery. The character has been substantially adapted from the comics into various forms of media, including the cartoon show The Batman, the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood, and the Batman: Arkham video game series. Black Mask made his live-action debut in the 2020 DC Extended Universe film Birds of Prey, portrayed by Ewan McGregor.
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