Warner Bros. unveiled logos for its upcoming slate of DC Comics-based films last week at Comic Con Experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil, setting off a flurry of speculation based on what projects were missing. Among them, Gotham City Sirens, the planned Suicide Squad spinoff starring Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy. With so many movies said to be in the works featuring Margot Robbie’s fan-favorite antihero, it’s easy to imagine one could fall by the wayside, but director David Ayer assures that’s not the case.
His comments come nearly four months after an anonymous studio insider insisted, “Harley, Catwoman and Poison Ivy are super-important to us,” tamping down a rumor that Gotham City Sirens had been replaced on Warner Bros.’ schedule by a Joker and Harley Quinn movie.
First teased in May 2016 as a Harley Quinn-led film, Gotham City Sirens began to take shape a year ago with the addition of Ayer (Suicide Squad) as director. Robbie will star and executive produce.
Ayer previously explained why he chose Gotham City Sirens over returning for the Suicide Squad sequel, saying, “It’s a story about three fantastic women who’re trying to find their way in the world, and realize that they have more power together than they do individually. I have daughters, and I want to create something that might be able to help them get along in the world a little bit.”
The title cards shown by Warner Bros. at Comic Con Experience were Aquaman, Wonder Woman 2, Flashpoint, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps, The Batman and Justice League Dark, which many interpreted to represent studio’s immediate focus. In addition to Gotham City Sirens, those absent features included Cyborg, Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Joker & Harley Quinn, Nightwing, and the Joker origin movie.
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