Despite the fact that various reports pointed to Warner Bros. butchering Suicide Squad in the editing room, that and the overwhelmingly negative critical response to the movie clearly haven’t dampened David Ayer’s interest in the DC Films Universe. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that he’s signed on to take the helm of Gotham City Sirens, a movie which will, “showcase the top female villains from the DC stable.” Who those will be remains to be seen, but Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn.
Robbie is also executive producing the movie, and given its title and the comic books it’s been named after, we can probably expect to see characters like Catwoman and Poison Ivy also show up here.
Unlike Suicide Squad, Ayer won’t be penning the screenplay. Instead, Geneva Robertson-Dworet has been hired to develop the movie, and she has action experience after writing the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot and Sherlock Holmes 3. You’ll no doubt also be relieved to hear that DC Films bosses Geoff Johns and Jon Berg will serve as producers. No release date has been mentioned, but Gotham City Sirens is on the fast-track, so we may not have to long to wait before this spinofff reaches theaters!