Although not exactly a box-office hit, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad did introduce characters that resonated with audiences. Primarily, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. And as with anything remotely successful in Hollywood, spin-off movies are a must. Per The Hollywood Reporter:
David Ayer is back in the business of DC comic villains.
The filmmaker, who directed Warner Bros.’ all-bad guy comic book movie Suicide Squad, is reuniting with that film’s star, Margot Robbie, for Gotham City Sirens, a feature project that will showcase the top female villains from the DC stable, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Ayer will direct and produce the project with Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn, the part-time girlfriend of the Joker who is currently DC’s most popular female character. Robbie also is executive producing.
Sirens was a recent comic series from DC that focused on the popular villainesses from Batman’s rogue gallery. Among them were Quinn; Catwoman, Batman’s sometime love interest; and Poison Ivy, who uses plants and their toxins to get what she wants.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet, a top female writer in the action sphere who also has penned scripts for the Tomb Raider remake and Warners’ own Sherlock Holmes 3, is writing the screenplay.
I’m pretty certain a Deadshot movie announcement will be on the way soon…