For a little over a month, rumors have been circulating regarding the status of the DC Extended Universe film Gotham City Sirens. For example, Suicide Squad director David Ayer’s involvement with the film has been in doubt by some, especially after his recent comments during Netflix’s Bright Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
Also, during Warner Bros. and DC Films’ presentation at Comic-Con this year, Gotham City Sirens was absent from the announced slate of films within the DCEU. The absence of that title left many scratching their heads as to why there hasn’t been anything concrete regarding the film.
And to add more to the rumor mill, it has been reported that development on Gotham City Sirens may have been halted in favor of the untitled Joker & Harley Quinn movie in development by the filmmaking duo behind Crazy Stupid Love.
Well, for those wondering whether or not Gotham City Sirens has been canned or at least temporarily shelved, it looks like we have an answer. Mark Hughes, contributor for Forbes has reported that an insider from Warner Bros. told him that the film remains in development:
“Harley, Catwoman and Poison Ivy are super important to us– And a super cool team, too!”
So according to a WB insider, Gotham City Sirens is still in the cards for the DCEU. The film would team up Harley Quinn along with Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Margot Robbie is expected to reprise her role as the character while casting for Catwoman and Poison Ivy has yet to occur.
This report is just the latest in a busy week for the DCEU – particularly within the world of Batman. Multiple films involving the Joker have been announced to be in development this week, and The Batman director Matt Reeves clarified that the film would remain in the DCEU after the speculation online that it would not be.
What do you think of this news. Are you pleased that Gotham City Sirens is still in development? Do you think that Ayer will remain as the director of the film? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding the DCEU.