David Ayer Explains Why He Chose ‘Gotham City Sirens’ Over ‘Suicide Squad 2’

Gotham City Sirens

After the financial success of last year’s Suicide Squad, some people might be wondering why director David Ayer decided to take on Gotham City Sirens instead of a sequel to the DCEU supervillain team-up. At San Diego Comic-Con 2017 this week, the director took a moment to explain what drew him to his next film.

While speaking to IGN to promote his new Netflix film Bright, in which he will re-team with his Suicide Squad star Will Smith, Ayer stated the following about the allure of Gotham City Sirens:

“It’s a story about three fantastic women who’re trying to find their way in the world, and realize that they have more power together than they do individually. I have daughters, and I want to create something that might be able to help them get along in the world a little bit.”

Gotham City Sirens is expected to feature the return of Ayer’s Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, where she will be joined by Catwoman and Poison Ivy. No word yet on whether or not Jared Leto will return as The Joker or if any of her other co-stars from that first film will be appearing. Black Mask is rumored to be the villain of the film.

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad starred Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Cara Delevingne as June Moone/Enchantress, Jared Leto as The Joker and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

No release date has been set for Gotham City Sirens or Suicide Squad 2, but earlier this week, Warner Bros. announced release dates for two mystery DCEU films in 2020, so perhaps one of them might be reserved for either film.

Source: IGN

Every DC Comics Film, Ranked From Worst To Best

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DC Comics MoviesThe film legacy of DC Comics should never be understated, even as the maturing superhero genre continues to follow more diverse paths of success through comic book characters beyond DC’s iconic catalogue.

But not all DC movies are created equal, and there’s merit to reflecting on how these films measure up against one another as the DC Extended Universe approaches its fifth movie in the form of Justice League (and the crowd said, finally). This list attempts to do just that by holding every live-action DC movie released in theaters to a consistent set of worthwhile standards, including the quality of the film itself, the onscreen performances, cultural relevance (both within and outside of box office considerations), overall impact, contributions to the genre at large, and originality.

Put more simply, a movie on this list won’t trump another on ticket sales, alone (or at all). But perhaps you’ll find an experimental DC film getting the leg up over another that is slightly more formulaic and unremarkable, despite being remembered fondly.

For obvious reasons, it’s perfectly alright to disagree with this list, but keep in mind that expecting it to coincide with your personal opinions and observations will only leave you disappointed. That said, be sure to offer your own arguments and lists in the comments for others to weigh their opinions against, because…well, why not?

Let’s start with the worst of the DC films (not an easy task). Hit Next to continue.

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).

  • Jack Speers

    can’t fault his reason but they shouldn’t be role models