Roman Sionis/Black Mask is another Batman villain with a great backstory. This character clashes with both Batman and Bruce Wayne throughout his life. After murdering his parents and inheriting their fortune, his family's business runs into the ground. Wayne Enterprises buys out his company, driving Roman into rage and his obsession with masks takes over. He uses a piece of his father's coffin to make a mask, becoming Black Mask, a brutal and sadistic ruler of Gotham City's criminal underworld. Black Mask has not been featured in any major motion pictures, however a great interpretation of the character was featured in @gothamonfox
, played by @tstashwick
. Black Mask was often deemed too violent for television so he was rarely included in many Batman cartoons despite being a prominent character in the comics. Black Mask was also featured in the @batmanarkham
video game trilogy voiced by @reallynolannorth
and Brian Bloom. I think an actor who can capture the violence, anger and sadistic composure necessary for this character is @jasonstatham
. Jason certainly has the look and experience to play this type of character. His various action performances and stunt sequences fit right into the traits of Black Mask. This, paired with his hatred for both Bruce Wayne and Batman are what make him such an angry, violent, dark and daunting villain. What do you think? Next week, we will cast a hero with a dark side who is no stranger to hardship and balancing on the fine line between good and bad-Jason Todd/Red Hood!
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