Chris Messina To Play Victor Zsasz In BIRDS OF PREY/HARLEY QUINN Movie

Look, there’s not enough headline space for BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) and there probably never will be.

Things keep rolling along on Margot Robbie’s upcoming (deep breath) Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). The film has a director and a main cast already. Now it’s time to start filling in the supporting roles.

And according to Deadline, one of those roles will be filled by Chris Messina, who will be playing Victor Zsasz. For those who don’t have your Batman lore down to a science yet, Zsasz is the serial killer villain who cuts a tally into his skin each time he takes a new person out. He is, you might say, on the darker side.

The idea is Zsasz will be some sort of underling to Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask. I can’t deny throwing a little shade at the film’s wacky title, but I do have to admit I am curious how this one, which I believe is still expected to be rated-R. Warner’s DC films really are trying to bounce back in some fun, creative ways. Let’s just hope these gambles turn into fun, creative movies.

As for Messina, this is fine casting. I’m not sure it matters too much who you get to play Zsasz, so long as the character is right on paper. I wonder what other villains will hear about as this continues through its casting process.