‘Suicide Squad’ director David Ayer to direct Harley Quinn spinoff

Suicide Squad director David Ayer will direct Gotham City Sirens, a female-led spinoff produced by Margot Robbie.

Robbie spearheaded the project herself, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Sherlock Holmes 3) working on the script. If the movie follows its comic book inspiration, it will star Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy, three of DC’s most popular female supervillains.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is also pondering a solo spinoff about Will Smith‘s character Deadshot, alongside Gotham City Sirens and a Suicide Squad sequel.

Who better to direct a female-led superhero movie than David Ayer, the man who put Margot Robbie in booty shorts while her male coworkers wore body armor, and told Cara Delevingne to prepare for her role by walking naked through a forest?

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor