Hello everyone, your friendly neighborhood Professor Hulk here. I’m about to drop some knowledge on some exciting stuff going on in the film and TV world. Last week we shared with you details on a Finn Disney+ series. This week, we’re talking about Gotham City Sirens.
After watching The Suicide Squad, I thought to myself: “What happened to Gotham City Sirens?” So I asked around, did the research and after discussing with sources close to the project; we can exclusively share that Gotham City Sirens is back in development at Warner Bros.
The film has had many false starts. The film was set to be written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and directed by David Ayer. That was shelved after Suicide Squad (2016) was met with mixed results and Ayer dropped out.
The project was shown interest again after the release of Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. Though poor box office returns meant the project was once again shelved.
Despite the low box office returns of The Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. is keen to keep Margot Robbie around as Harley Quinn. So, in their eyes, it’s best to help her with this project if it means keeping her around for any potential Suicide Squad sequel or any other project they have in store. Robbie has repeatedly expressed a desire to get the project made. Warner Bros. is more optimistic in regards to the project based on an informal pitch meeting and the critical response to Robbie’s role in The Suicide Squad.
Details Of Gotham City Sirens And The Characters
A new outline has recently been submitted. As such there are sparse but light plot details. Although some details can be gleaned from the outline I’ve been able to see.
It’s said that Catwoman will not be played by Zoe Kravitz and will instead be played by a different actress. This is set in the DCEU continuity of Suicide Squad/The Suicide Squad/Birds Of Prey and not in the separate continuity of The Batman. Poison Ivy will also be introduced. While no casting has been made, the role was written with Jodie Comer (Free Guy, Killing Eve) in mind. It’s also been shared that the film will largely follow a heist-based format, with the trio attempting to steal something from Talia Al Ghul, who is also not cast at this time.
Time will tell if Robbie can finally get this made, but with support from Warner Bros. this makes the odds of this project finally happening higher than most.
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