The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the long rumored Harley Quinn spinoff film for the DCEU is in fact going to be Gotham City Sirens. Furthermore, not only will it co-star Margot Robbie, who starred as Harley Quinn in the financial success Suicide Squad, but will be directed by Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer.
For those unaware, Gotham City Sirens was a comic that debuted during the “death” of Bruce Wayne in DC Comics. With Dick Grayson now under the cowl, Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, rounded up her friends/allies Harley Quinn and Pamela Isley, aka Poison Ivy to do some good of their own. The comic ran for 26 issues, and was written by legendary writer Paul Dini, who was the showrunner and head writer for Batman: The Animated Series, as well as writer for the first two Arkham games.
It’s unclear at present, whether Catwoman and Poison Ivy will join Ivy, but given the title, it’d be very surprising if they didn’t. Furthermore, THR stated that this will be an all female led movie, thus giving more credence to this notion.
What is also unclear is how this will tie into the end of Suicide Squad, where Harley was broken out of Belle Reve by Joker. Suicide Squad itself is getting a sequel, but will likely not feature Harley given her new film. No date for either movie has been set, but Sirens is believed to be on the fast track.