Gotham City Sirens, the female supervillain movie from Warner Bros and DC that will feature Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, has found its director and it’s a name you’ll remember.
THR reports that Suicide Squad‘s David Ayer is set to direct and produce the new movie following the film’s box office success. Despite pretty catastrophic reviews (including ours, yeah, we didn’t like it), the film raked in nearly $750 million worldwide, which is not to be sniffed at (even if Warner Bros’ financial expectations for that and Batman V Superman may have been a little different).
It also showed that Harley Quinn is a character that fans are dying to see more of, and another adventure for Dr Quinzel has been a high priority for Warners since before its release. Robbie will return to star and executive produce, while the script for Gotham City Sirens is currently being written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who has also written the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander and the still-in-development Sherlock Holmes 3.
The recent comics series Gotham City Sirens came from Paul Dini and Guillem March, and also features Catwoman and Poison Ivy, both of whom are due a decent big screen portrayal (although, obviously, Michelle Pfeiffer’s turn in Batman Returns is still the high, high bar of Selina Kyles).
As for Ayer, he stuck to the message that the version of Suicide Squad that hit cinemas was his cut, despite reports of studio-enforced reshoots to lighten the tone and an editing process that sounded less than ideal. He’s currently filming the Netflix movie Bright, written by Max Landis and starring his Squad star Will Smith, as well as Joel Edgerton, who’s playing an orc cop. Yeah, we’re watching that.
The state of the other mooted Squad spin-offs is still unknown. This looks to be moving ahead way faster than the direct sequel and the potential Deadshot and Captain Boomerang movies. Remember that Captain Boomerang movie rumour? I mean, Jai Courtney was definitely a highlight of Suicide Squad but do we need a whole movie? I mean, probably not, right?
Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.