David Ayers (Suicide Squad) will return to direct a Suicide Squad spinoff focusing on Harley Quinn and the Gotham City Sirens.
Despite receiving mixed to poor reviews, Suicide Squad made big bank at the box office this summer. The one element that has been universally praised is Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the character Harley Quinn. Since the release of Suicide Squad there have been rumors of a sequel, a spinoff focusing on Will Smith’s Deadshot and a spinoff involving Harley in some fashion (which was confirmed a while back when Robbie stated that she will be acting as an executive producer on that film). The Hollywood Reporter has provided the first official news about how DC/Warner Bros. is proceeding.
“The filmmaker, who directed Warner Bros.’ all-bad guy comic book movie Suicide Squad, is reuniting with that film’s star, Margot Robbie, for Gotham City Sirens, a feature project that will showcase the top female villains from the DC stable
Sirens was a recent comic series from DC that focused on the popular villainesses from Batman’s rogue gallery. Among them were Quinn; Catwoman, Batman’s sometime love interest; and Poison Ivy, who uses plants and their toxins to get what she wants.
The studio is still developing a Suicide Squad sequel as well as looking into a spinoff featuring Deadshot, the assassin character played by Will Smith. But this project was the furthest along, and with Robbie’s Quinn having received near universal praise for Squad, this was the most natural project for Ayer with which to make his Warners return.”
Most sites I’ve viewed are predicting that at the very least the film would feature Harley, Catwoman and Poison Ivy as the Sirens. It will be interesting to see these characters on the big screen together for the first time and I’m curious to see what Ayers can do with this universe with a little more time and creative freedom.
What do you think about the prospect of seeing Margot Robbie suit up as Harley Quinn once again on the big screen? Do you like the idea for DC/WB to make a movie centered on the Gotham City Sirens? Who are your ideal picks to play Catwoman and Ivy? Are you glad to see David Ayers back int he directors chair for a DC film? Chime in below. There’s no targeted release date for the film, but I will keep you posted on any new info released for this project. Stay tuned.