Whatever you thought of the movie, there is no denying that Suicide Squad was a commercial success, raising almost $750million at the box office. When a film makes that much money, it doesn’t matter how many bad reviews it receives or angry blog posts it inspires, the industry makes sure to create more of it, to see how long it can remain lucrative. In the case of the baddest of the bad, it seems like the team behind the movie have taken into account fans’ opinions about what they really liked in this movie, as it has been recently announced that Margot Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn in a screen adaptation of Gotham City Sirens.
The original comic series starring the fiersome females of Gotham was published between 2009 and 2011 as part of DC‘s Batman: Reborn. It primarily follows the adventures of Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
While all we know for sure right now about Gotham City Sirens is that Margot Robbie will be an executive producer on the project as well as returning to portray Harley Quinn, that it will have a script from Geneva Robertson-Dworet and that David Ayer will direct. So far, we don’t even know what other characters the titular ‘sirens’ refer to apart from the corrupted psychiatrist herself. But, given their closeness in all other forms of the stories, it’s fairly safe to assume that Poison Ivy will also be included. Best friends in almost every incarnation, they were even thought to be lovers in many incarnations.
And that’s not the only evidence, either. Rumours are flying that there is already an actor vying for the role.
Bleeding Cool have claimed in a recent report that Megan Fox might have been researching the character ahead of a bid for the part, as Harley Quinn comic books from before the New 52 era have been shipped to her Warner Bros address – specifically, a handful that feature none other than Poison Ivy.
It’s not water tight evidence, to be sure, but Fox has spoken in the past about her interest in the character, so it wouldn’t be surprising to find out she had at least auditioned, once the process began.