According to a new report over at The Hollywood Reporter, Margot Robbie and director David Ayer - who hit worldwide box office paydirt to the tune of $745M earlier this year with Suicide Squad - are getting back together for another DCU film.
Here's the news:
(Ayer), who directed Warner Bros.’ all-bad guy comic book movie Suicide Squad, is reuniting with that film’s star, Margot Robbie, for Gotham City Sirens, a feature project that will showcase the top female villains from the DC stable, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
That's right: an all-female, all-villain DCU movie, to include Robbie's Harley Quinn, as well as Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Obviously, there's no word on which two actresses might be filling those roles, but you can rest assured that both parts will be fan-casted into oblivion on social media for the foreseeable future.
Obviously, there are positives and negatives to all this. On the one hand, Gotham City Sirens will be a female-centric comic book movie, and the success of Suicide Squad indicates that audiences were more than happy to throw down their hard-earned dollars to see a film centered around villains rather than heroes. It'll probably do well! On the other hand, one can't help but worry - again, in the wake of Suicide Squad - how much of said film might be comprised of egregious butt shots. My money's on a minimum of 400.
By the way, THR notes that a Suicide Squad sequel is still in the works. As for Gotham City Sirens, there's nothing further to report at this time, but the word on the street is that Warner Bros. is fast-tracking this one. Expect to hear a lot more about this in the months ahead.
In the meantime: what do you guys think? Good idea? Bad idea? Somewhere in-between? Sound off below.