After the monumental success of Suicide Squad ($745 million, worldwide) DC and Warner Bros. have decided to bring back, Suicide Squad Director, David Ayer to direct another bad guy team-up. However, instead of 10 members, this team only requires 3 of the baddest females in DC Comics history to form Gotham City Sirens.
Margot Robbie will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn to fill one of the spots. The other two actresses have yet to be cast, but will eventually earn the roles of Catwoman and Poison Ivy. In addition to being Quinn, Robbie will also be a producer for the all-female team-up.
Writing the screenplay is Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who is also known for penning Tomb Raider and WB’s third Sherlock Holmes movie.
When the idea of having Harley Quinn portrayed in a film was introduced, many were hesitant to warm-up to it. Her character is so iconic, Ayer and WB/DC had to get her right. Luckily, Robbie did her justice in Suicide Squad, which means it’s only fair that they try their hand at two other iconic females, Catwoman and Poison Ivy. It’s smart of WB/DC to strike while the iron is hot, and do another supervillain team-up. It’s even smarter of them to do Gotham City Sirens and highlight the incredible females that are comicbook royalty.
In addition to Gotham City Sirens, Warner Bros. and DC are also working on a Suicide Squad sequel, as well as a Deadshot solo film. As of now, though, that idea is too far in the planning stages to have much information to divulge. However, we can assume that Will Smith will reprise his role, but whether it will follow Floyd Lawton before or after the events of Suicide Squad remains to be seen.
There is no release date scheduled for Gotham City Sirens, but the project has been greenlit and fasttracked.