Over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con Warner Bros. announced their upcoming slate of DC Comics adaptations, and one film that was noticeably missing was Gotham City Sirens. The all female-led cast was to see the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn with the Suicide Squad director, David Ayer helming the project. We’ve heard very little about this project besides a tweet from Ayer insinuating the villain of the piece was Black Mask and some rumblings about Poison Ivy casting rumors, but that’s it.
We may have an answer as to why we haven’t heard much. According to Mashable, Ayer “won’t ultimately be part of [Warner Bros.’] plans” when it comes to the movie, something which puts its future in doubt. Reps for the deny he’s off of the project and state that it’s in development and that there is a script being worked on currently, but one must ask if that’s the case then why not announce it with the other projects that are in development?
During Ayer’s Comic-Con panel for his upcoming Netflix movie, Bright, the director may have shed some light on the situation. “I don’t think people realize the situation filmmakers face,” he said. “[Bright] isn’t like, some bullshit standard issue studio PG-13 movie. I was able to do some real shit here.” Ayer has only directed one PG-13 film in his career and that’s Suicide Squad, which was panned by critics and fans alike.
We’ll keep you up to date with any movement on this project, but things are not looking good for Gotham City Sirens. It’s possible the studio could continue on with the film without Ayer attached, but before then it’s likely we will be seeing Harley Quinn returning in Suicide Squad 2 or possibly even in the rumored Harley Quinn v. The Joker film. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below.