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Batwoman Season 2: Black Mask Will Be A Villain

Will Harrigan Posted: 01/13/2021 - 09:08 COMMENT
Batwoman Season 2: Black Mask Will Be A Villain

It's learned that the Batman villain Black Mask will be a villain of Batwoman Season 2.

Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries confirmed the use of the villain, which will act as a second villain used in the series.

"We have a couple big bads this season," Dries told EW. "One, [who] we teed up midway through last season, is this woman Safiyah, and she's sort of Alice's Achilles' Heel. And ultimately yes with the False Face Society, we will see the leader of this gang as Black Mask later on in the season."

Batwoman Season 2

Batwoman Season 2 synopsis

The Batwoman Season 2 synopsis first teased Black Mask with the mention of the False Face Society:

In season two of BATWOMAN, when Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) first discovers Kate Kane's Batsuit, she has no idea how drastically her life is about to change. A sassy, smart lesbian with a difficult past, Ryan sees the suit as her chance to finally be powerful and no longer a victim as she survives in the tough streets of the city.

While Ryan goes rogue in the shadows, Gotham grapples with their missing hero, believing Batwoman has fled the city after a public stand-off with Commander Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and the Crows. But Kate Kane's disappearance hits hardest at home where Jacob, Sophie (Meagan Tandy), Luke (Camrus Johnson), Mary (Nicole Kang) and even Alice (Rachel Skarsten) each struggle with the devastating news in their own way. Meanwhile, the False Face Society tightens its grip on Gotham, distributing a perilous new drug known as Snakebite, "Bruce Wayne" (Warren Christie) finds his way home to wreak havoc, Safiyah (Shivaani Ghai) surfaces with plans for revenge, and a new set of villains descends on the city.

It's not long before Ryan realizes how much the symbol on the suit means to Gotham, launching her on a personal journey that takes her from fledgling substitute to confident caped crusader, from living in her van with her plant to chasing villains in the Batmobile. Ryan Wilder becomes a very different Batwoman than Kate Kane - her own Batwoman - but with the same understanding of what it means to be a hero.

Black Mask was recently played by Ewan McGregor in Birds of Prey.

Batwoman Season 2 premiers Sunday, Jan. 17 at 8 pm on The CW.

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