“Birds Of Prey” Film Casts Chris Messina As Iconic Batman Villain

Deadline is reporting that actor Chris Messina has been cast in the upcoming DC Film “Birds of Prey” as the classic Batman villain, Victor Zsasz.

The character first appeared in Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 (June 1992). He is a sadistic serial killer who carves a tally mark onto himself for each of his victims. 

The character has been featured in various forms of media. Most notably, Danny Jacobshas voiced him in the Batman: Arkham video game franchise, and actor Anthony Carrigancurrently portrays Victor Zsasz on the live-action television series Gotham.