The box office success of Suicide Squad almost certainly will result in a sequel in the near future, but Margot Robbie won’t have to wait much longer to reprise her role as Harley Quinn – she’s getting her own spin-off.
Robbie will reunite with Suicide Squad director David Ayer for Gotham City Sirens, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a film that will feature the top female villains from the DC Comics universe. Ayer will produce and direct the project, with Robbie serving as executive producer in addition to headlining the cast.
Based on the DC title of the same name, Gotham City Sirens will be written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, whose recent work includes the Tomb Raider reboot and Sherlock Holmes 3. Like the comic, the film is expected to focus on Quinn, Poison Ivy and other popular villainesses.
In fact, it was Robbie who first pitched the idea to Warner Bros. after falling in love with some of the female characters from the pages of DC Comics. Previous reports hinted that we might also see Batgirl and the Birds of Prey in this film, but the focus seems to have shifted strictly to Quinn and her pals.
No additional casting has been confirmed, but Bleeding Cool is speculating Megan Fox could be eyeing the role of Poison Ivy. She’s expressed interest in the character before, and apparently a number of comic books focusing on Quinn and Ivy have recently been delivered to her Warner Bros. address.
No release date has been confirmed for Gotham City Sirens, but the project is said to be on the fast track to production. Meanwhile, a Suicide Squad sequel and a spin-off featuring Will Smith’s Deadshot also are in development.
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