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, David 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 David 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.