According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Suicide Squad director David Ayer will reunite with Margot Robbie for another DC Extended Universe film and this time it’s going to be an all-female, all-villain team-up flick:
(Ayer), 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.
This means that Robbie’s Harley Quinn will be joined by two other female co-stars, who will play Catwoman and Poison Ivy. There’s no word yet on who will play these two roles, but you can bet that DC fan sites are already going over every redhead and raven-haired actress in Hollywood looking for the perfect fit.
This announcement follows previous rumors that Robbie was producing a Harley Quinn spin-off, although that initial report suggested that it would be a Birds of Prey adaptation. That being said, it’s still possible that DC will work in some of their female heroes, such as Batgirl and Black Canary, into Gotham City Sirens.
An all-female team of villains pitted against a team of female superheroes would actually be a bold move on Warner Bros.’ part and if it makes a lot of money, it would signal to other Hollywood producers that audiences will turn out for female-centric blockbusters (if done properly).
THR also notes that a Suicide Squad sequel is in the works, but it looks like Gotham City Sirens is being scheduled to come out first. Hopefully the studio will just let Ayer do his thing this time out and avoid meddling with the film in post-production.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)