There is no rest for the wicked as Suicide Squad director David Ayer and Harley Quinn actress, Margot Robbie, will be moving forward together on their next DC project, Gotham City Sirens according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Gotham City Sirens borrows its name from a recent DC comic series that starred Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman as a three-woman team that faced off against various members of the Gotham criminal underground. The film has even enlisted writer Geneva Roberston-Dworet to pen the script. Robertson-Dworet is currently working on the script for the Tomb Raider remake starring Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander, and Sherlock Holmes 3 starring Robert Downey Jr. Gotham City Sirens will also be produced by DC’s new film chiefs Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
The story is rumored to focus squarely on the three leading criminal women, which means that Poison Ivy and Catwoman will almost certainly be appearing in the new DC Extended Universe sometime soon.
However, the reports also shed light on the previously rumored Birds of Prey spin-off which originally indicated Harley Quinn would be interacting with Gotham’s women heroes like Huntress and Batgirl. Instead however, Gotham City Sirens will instead be closer to Ayer and Robbie’s previous DC film, Suicide Squad, which will undoubtedly mean that it will star bad people doing bad things, but for the good of everyone else.
The report doesn’t mention the previously rumored Birds of Prey film, which at last glance still had writer Christina Hudson attached to write the script. It’s left to be seen whether or not Batgirl and Huntress will be folded into this new Siren project, or if there will be yet another spinoff featuring Gotham’s heroines. One Gotham hero that does appear in Sirens, however, is Zatanna, so hopefully DC’s leading magical sorceress will be making an debut in the DC Extended Universe.