'Gotham City Sirens' Officially Dead? WB Reportedly Wants to Focus on 'Birds of Prey'

The studio is reportedly working on three DC movies that feature Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and David Ayer's 'Gotham City Sirens' is not among them.

AceShowbiz - Is "Gotham City Sirens" not happening after all? The planned "Suicide Squad" spin-off, which has David Ayer attached as director, is now in limbo as Warner Bros. is reportedly working on three DC movies that feature Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and "Gotham City Sirens" is not among them.

The first movie the studio is developing is the most obvious, "Suicide Squad 2", which is expected to go into production later this year and be released sometime in 2019. Some rumored returning cast members in the "Suicide Squad" sequel, which will find the titular anti-hero team being sent towards another mission following their fight against the seemingly unstoppable Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), appear to be already training for it.

The next is "Birds of Prey", according to TheWrap. Christina Hodson, the scribe of "Transformers" spin-off "Bumblebee", is attached to pen the screenplay. And it is very likely that this project is the new, completely separate movie featuring Harley Quinn and her girl friends that Margot Robbie recently announced she was working on. The Aussie actress is apparently a big fan of the "Birds of Prey" comics. The film reportedly will feature Batgirl, too.

Finally, the untitled Joker and Harley Quinn project is still in the works, with Robbie and Jared Leto reprising their roles as the crazed lovebirds. It was reported last year that the studio was in talks with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa to write and direct, but it's unclear if a deal is closed just yet. Robbie has worked with the filmmaking duo, on 2015's "Focus" co-starring Will Smith and 2016's "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot".

Meanwhile, with "Gotham City Sirens" being on hold, David Ayer can focus on Netflix's sequel to last year's sci-fi, action film "Bright" starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Despite the first film being largely panned by critics, the streaming giant confirmed earlier this month that they're making "Bright 2", with Smith reprising his role as LAPD officer Daryl Ward while Edgerton returning as his Orc partner, Nick Jacoby. Original screenwriter Max Landis will not return for the sequel, so Ayer will be taking over the scripting duties.

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