Margot Robbie is reuniting with her Suicide Squad director for Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC Comics female-led villain movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Ayer has been tapped to helm Gotham City Sirens, the comic book movie that will feature a returning Harley Quinn (Robbie). Last we saw Harley at the end of Suicide Squad, she’d finally been rescued by her boyfriend Puddin The Joker (Jared Leto) and the two lovebirds were going home, i.e. Gotham City.
The movie is being described as a “feature project that will showcase the top female villains from the DC stable,” and since the title is based on a series of comics of the same name, Harley may find some ladies to hang out with when they return on the Dark Knight’s turf in her comic book counterpart's partners in crime, Catwoman and Poisy Ivy.
The script is being penned by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who's also writing the upcoming Tomb Raider remake starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, and Sherlock Holmes 3. Geoff Johns and Jon Berg will produce alongside Margot Robbie and David Ayer. But that’s not all. Apparently, the Warner Bros. brass are looking to make another spinoff, this time centering on Will Smith’s deadly assassin Deadshot, as well as a Suicide Squad sequel.
Despite being ripped to shreds by critics and (most) fans alike after going through a rough patch during reshoots and in the editiong room, Suicide Squad made a whole lot of money, so it's not surprising that the studio is looking to cash in on the villainous franchise with David Ayer back at the helm.