In the months leading up to Suicide Squad’s release, folks wondered what David Ayer’s future looked like in the DCEU. Would he be given another DC film to helm, and if so then what? Fast forward to the film’s August release and many began questioning if he was indeed the man for the job. Rumors and still unconfirmed reports suggest Suicide Squad’s issues weren’t necessarily the fault of Ayer. Despite all the drama, the villain-led ensemble still raked in impressive numbers at the boss office. Combine that news with Ayer’s previous track record and Margot Robbie’s beloved Harley Quinn performance, and we have ourselves another villain spin-off.
According to THR, David Ayer’s to direct Robbie again in the all-female DC villain film, Gotham City Sirens. Robbie will take on an executive producer role and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider film remake) is penning the script. Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, both recently revealed as DC Films heads, will also produce.
And that’s it, that’s all we know! However, this exciting news is made even more awesome when taking note of the title. Gotham City Sirens is a comic series that was launched in 2009 and co-written by Quinn’s creator, Paul Dini. Sirens takes place after the fall of the Bat, when Dick Grayson adopts the mantle, and follows Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. Perhaps the best part of the series is seeing the three interact. Here’s to hoping their relationship with each other and Gotham’s worst translates well to screen.
The tricky part is in guessing what the plot will entail. Again, the comics are set after the death of Bruce, and we know that won’t be happening in the DCEU anytime soon. For now, we’ll have to let fan theories run wild. There’s also no word on a possible release date, though production in some form has reportedly begun.
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