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

Who better to direct DC's female supervillain movie than David Ayer?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Dec 14, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 9:37 am CDT

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?

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*First Published: Dec 14, 2016, 9:38 am CST