The DC Films slate is quite malleable. It shifts with the winds of the box office and molts when the court of public opinion finds against its latest move. Or, in the case of Wonder Woman, pivots toward a financial and creative success.
One of the projects caught in the Crisis-style upheavals of studio intrigue and rethinks is David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens, a project he chose of focus on in lieu of a Suicide Squad sequel. Based on the DC Comics series of the same name, the movie would unite Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn with Catwoman and Poison Ivy for an adventure of their own.
Depending on who you talk to, the project was cancelled in favor of a Joker & Harley film to star Robbie and Suicide Squad‘s Joker Jared Leto or it was abandoned entirely in a post-Justice League shakeup. But if Ayer is to be believed, Gotham City Sirens is still in development. But that’s all he told Collider when the site’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub talked with the director about his new Netflix film Bright. In fact, Weintraub’s laugh is almost as telling as Ayer’s comment (scroll to 5:25 in the video).
Considering comments Ayer made about working with big studio bureaucracies at last summer’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, one would be inclined to believe that if it’s is still in development, he is no longer involved. Or maybe it’s a done deal on Earth-2.
In the meantime, Suicide Squad 2 is in active development with director Gavin O’Connor at the helm and it set for a 2019 release.