DC’s upcoming flick Birds of Prey has completed its cast of villains with Chris Messina joining the project as Victor Zsasz.
Birds of Prey is one of the upcoming DC projects in the works for Warner Bros. The project will focus on DC heroines Harley Quinn, Black Canary and Huntress, who will be portrayed by Margot Robbie, reprising her role for Suicide Squad, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Most recently Ewan McGregor joined the project to portray Black Mask.
Messina will portray one of the primary villains as Victor Zsasz taking on the heroines. In case you are unfamiliar with the comic book character, he is a Batman supervillain. After the death of his parents, Victor loses hope in his life and subsequently gambles his money away at a Gotham casino. Afterwards he makes his way to Gotham Bridge to commit suicide when a homeless man tries to mug and stab him.
Presented with the situation, Victor loses all hope and turns the knife on the homeless man. It is here that he takes up his life of crime. He doesn’t have any special powers but his disregard for life makes him a dangerous villain as he has no problem with killing people. His calling card is slitting the throats of his victims.
He has been previously adapted to the big screen with a minor role in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and in the TV series Gotham.
Birds of Prey won’t arrive into theaters until February 7, 2020.