With rumors that “Gotham City Sirens” may be making its way to theaters in February 2019 as one of four “Batman”-related films slated for release that year, speculation is beginning to ramp up as far as who Warner Bros. will cast alongside Margot Robbie to fill the remaining two-thirds of the trio of femme fatales. While “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey has teased potential interest in playing Catwoman, actress Bryce Dallas Howard’s eyes seem to be firmly fixated on Poison Ivy – a character Howard says is “pretty badass.”
In a Twitter exchange, a fan asked Howard if she’d be willing to play the role of Dr. Pamela Isely, better known in the comics as the eco-terrorist villain Poison Ivy. “She’s pretty badass,” Howard replied, along with a GIF of Uma Thurman’s version of the character from the critically bashed “Batman & Robin.”
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) April 8, 2017
Howard would take her trolling a step further, after Screen Rant reported on her earlier comments.
Hmmmm 🤔 https://t.co/owCk9Hgdl8
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) April 9, 2017
Howard is set to reprise her role as Claire Dearing from 2015’s “Jurassic World” in the film’s untitled sequel, which is still currently filming. However, with a slated release date of June 22, 2018, that would certainly give the actress adequate time to prepare for a role in “Gotham City Sirens,” should Warner Bros. share Howard’s potential interest in the casting decision.
In “Gotham City Sirens,” not only will Margot Robbie reprise her “Suicide Squad” role as Harley Quinn, but she will also executive produce the film through her first-look deal with Warner Bros., and she reportedly pitched the idea for the film to the studio. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who is working on scripts for the “Tomb Raider” remake, as well as “Sherlock Holmes 3,” has been tapped to write the script. “Gotham City Sirens” does not yet have a release date, but it has reportedly been fast-tracked, and is currently in pre-production.