While the release of the DC Comics antihero team movie Suicide Squad earlier this year didn’t quite have critics champing at the bit for more, it did manage to cement Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn as a firm fan favourite. It seemed obvious that, even before the film was released, plans for future spinoffs for the individual Batman villains were in the works – the most predictable being a solo Quinn project, is in the process of developing into an all-female feature with the likes of Poison Ivy and Catwoman potentially set to also appear.
The production, currently titled Gotham City Sirens which namechecks the 2009 DC Comic series of the same name, will see Robbie reprise her role as the colourful, homicidal misfit and contribute as an executive producer alongside Suicide Squad director David Ayer. The film purports to deliver some deep exploration of much needed grrl power in the comic book universe, adding to the recent trend in cinema for female ensemble casts taking over male-dominated stories.
Despite another male director at the helm, Geneva Robertson-Dworet is on board to write the screenplay which ties the project nicely to another strong heroine feature, the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, which she is also writing.
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