Whatever anyone feels towards David Ayers Suicide Squad, it can be generally agreed that Margot Robbie‘s performance of Harley Quinn was the least worst thing. That might not be saying a whole lot, particularly under the scope of a critics eye, but regardless, an insanely popular DC character got her first big cinematic debut… and she killed! All those Daddy’s Little Monster fans want to see her back, immediately.
Ask, and they will be done. Margot Robbie will be back alright. Not as a sequel to SS, nor as a solo flick. She’ll be getting new flick teaming up with some of the baddest girls of Gotham.
David Ayer has been tapped to direct Gotham City Sirens, which will feature Robbie’s Harley Quinn as part of a larger female supervillain lineup.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ayer will direct and produce the film, and Robbie will serve as executive producer in addition to starring. Geoff Johns and Jon Berg are also producing. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, whose other works include the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, Sherlock Holmes 3, and Dungeons & Dragons, will write the script.
Gotham City Sirens will draw inspiration from the comic book series of the same title, which first launched in 2009. Among the characters featured in the books are Harley Quinn’s BFF Poison Ivy and Batman’s on-again, off-again lover Catwoman.
No word yet on story developments or casting considerations for Poison Ivy or Catwoman.
From a completely fan perspective, the potential here is jaw dropping. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy on screen, together…Oh, the joy! On the other hand, David Ayer and Warner Bros. Because that worked out so well the last time around.
Of course, studio meddling was a large part of the blame for Suicide Squad’s rushed script and general lack of respect to lore and culture. But, hey, at least they have female writer, writing female characters this time around. So there’s that.
THR adds that while Gotham City Sirens is the furthest along, Suicide Squad 2 and a Deadshot spinoff are also in the works.