Despite mixed reviews, David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ proved a decent-sized hit last August and even those that weren’t impressed with the movie as a whole admitted that Margot Robbie‘s portrayal of Harley Quinn was the bright spot. It was no surprise that Warner Brothers announced plans to showcase Robbie in a solo ‘Harley Quinn’ movie (with Robbie stepping up as an executive producer). But roughly a year ago, word surfaced that, at Robbie’s insistence, instead of a solo Harley movie, the project would be ‘Gotham City Sirens’, matching The Joker’s moll with Catwoman and Poison Ivy, introducing new screen versions of both as part of the DC Extended Universe. Ayer, who directed the first ‘Suicide Squad’, stepped away from the planned sequel in order to focus on this team-up film.
That was a year ago. Since then, there has been little news regarding this picture. Talk has since surfaced that Robbie’s Harley would also return in a ‘Suicide Squad’ sequel, a twisted romance flick featuring Harley and Jared Leto’s Joker AND a solo movie (again) in addition ‘Gotham City Sirens’. Think about it– ‘Wonder Woman’ was the only home run that Warner Brothers has had when it comes to their shared universe and other than ‘Justice League’, there is only one additional ‘Wonder Woman’ movie in the works. Yet Harley Quinn has four movies in various stages of development? Or had things changed?
Robbie most recently hinted that the solo film was now the most likely to arrive first. Does that mean that ‘Gotham City Sirens’ and/or one of the others had been scrapped?
Not according to Ayer. While promoting his new film ‘Bright’, available on Netflix, he was asked about this DC film and he simply replied:
“It’s in development.”
So for now, that will have to do. None of the Harley movies is officially scheduled and Warner Brothers has slightly backed off pushing as many DC movies as it once had in the works. But there is still hope for at least this one.
Are you excited that ‘Gotham City Sirens’ may still come to fruition?
Source: Screen Rant