Earlier, we reported on a piece from THR that revealed a Joker and Harley Quinn spinoff film was in the works for the DC Extended Universe, and in that report, we posited the question of what that meant for Gotham City Sirens, a film that was announced some time ago with actress Margot Robbie attached to produce and star, and David Ayer attached to direct. The film was suspiciously absent from last month’s San Diego Comic-Con slate, and David Ayer’s seeming slight against Warner Bros. while discussing the benefits of making a film on Netflix raised eyebrows for many.
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However, as the rumors circulated that he was on his way out of the DCEU, he posted a photo of Harley Quinn on his Twitter, and this seemed to imply that his project was still alive and well at Warner Bros., despite the rumors. But is this actually the case? The DCEU isn’t exactly known for its stability, and they’ve upended productions, directors, and entire projects in the past.
The Tracking Board is now reporting that the recently-revealed Joker and Harley Quinn story will actually replace Gotham City Sirens on the DCEU slate, just as many outlets predicted. Of course, this is no official announcement, but yet another rumor that seems to indicate an ever-changing landscape on the DC front.
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was a film that was undoubtedly profitable for Warner Bros., but it was also something of a jumbled mess. After the release of Batman v Superman, Warner Bros. famously interfered with the postproduction of the flick, trying to make it more lighthearted and “fun.” The result is that Ayer seemed to have gotten pushed to the wayside. While the film was received poorly by critics, it did well at the box office, and Ayer proved that he was a team player in this whole deal. So with that in mind, we have to wonder what went down in the months in between the announcement of Gotham City Sirens and San Diego Comic-Con.
With Ayer supposedly out of the DCEU, is it indicative of a rift between him and Warner Bros., or did it have everything to do with Gotham City Sirens simply not working out?
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SOURCE: The Tracking Board