Ayer and Robbie will reteam for a Gotham City Sirens movie, though no release or shooting dates have been set yet.
Despite a somewhat mixed reaction from fans and critics, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie was an unqualified smash hit, banking $325 million at the domestic box office, and a healthy worldwide total of $745 million. So it makes sense that DC would be interested in tapping Ayer for another movie, especially with Margot Robbie, who along with Will Smith’s Deadshot, was one of the definite bright spots of Suicide Squad. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself. THR is reporting that Ayer and Robbie are reteaming for a movie that will highlight the top female villains in the DC world, called Gotham City Sirens.
This isn’t unexpected news, as Robbie has been expressing an interest in a Gotham City Sirens movie ever since Suicide Squad debuted, but it looks like things are now officially a go.
What’s Gotham City Sirens About?
Sirens is a 26 issue series that ran from 2009 – 2011 and focused on the popular female villains that haunt Batman’s belfry. In addition to Harley Quinn, the series featured Catwoman and Poison Ivy as the main characters.
And Who’s Involved with the Gotham City Sirens Movie?
Ayer will be directing and producing the movie, and Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn.The two heads of DC’s film division, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, will also be producing. Geneva Robertson-Dworet will be writing the script for the movie (hopefully with some consulting by Paul Dini…?), and though she doesn’t have a produced credit yet, she’s currently in demand, having written (among other things) a screenplay for the planned Tomb Raider reboot.
This is not the first DC project to spin-off / benefit from the success of the Suicide Squad. There’s (naturally) a Squad sequel in the works and DC in interested in producing a Deadshot spinoff as well. Warner Bros. and DC haven’t selected a release date or a start date for Sirens yet, though they reportedly have November 1, 2019, reserved for a mystery project, which may potentially be Sirens. Also, THR is saying that the project is “now on the fast-track,” and after Ayer wraps shooting Bright for Netflix (with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton), this could potentially be his next project.
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