Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn To Return, Plus A Relationship With Megan Fox? Rumors Swirl Surrounding Suicide Squad Followup Movie, ‘Gotham City Sirens’
Cult classic character Harley Quinn will make her return to the big screen next year as part of Warner Bros.’ next big-budget film, Gotham City Sirens.
The movie is set to be directed by Suicide Squad director David Ayer and executive produced by Margot Robbie, the actress who portrayed the Joker’s girlfriend, Harley Quinn, in Suicide Squad, to the delight of audiences.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gotham City Sirens is Ayer’s next feature project, and will — like the graphic novels before it — “showcase the top female villains from the DC [universe’s] stable.”
And, given the popularity of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character from Suicide Squad, the choice to highlight those female characters in a larger role could actually pay huge big box-office dividends.
In addition to Robbie’s popular portrayal of Harley Quinn, Gotham City Sirens is also expected to feature famed Batman rival and on-again, off-again love interest Catwoman, as well as the ever dangerous Poison Ivy.
Many fans of the storyline believe that Poison Ivy could be a standout character in the new Gotham City Sirens movie, if for no other reason than the actress who is believed to be in top consideration for the role.
It is rumored that popular Transformers star Megan Fox could be portraying Poison Ivy in the movie. This notion, which was recently announced by Mirror, has a lot of fans salivating at the prospect of Fox running wild with Robbie’s Quinn as co-villain temptresses has a lot of onlookers very excited.
“[Megan Fox as Poison Ivy in Gotham City Sirens] is definitely just a rumor, as opposed to an actual news item,” said The Mary Sue’s Maddy Myers of the rumor. “Still, I think it says a lot that Megan Fox’s name would be the one that springs to mind for people when it comes to considering Poison Ivy’s character.”
In other words, the idea of Megan Fox as a siren has a lot of fans excited.
Perhaps far more important than either the returning Robbie in her beloved role as Harley Quinn or the rumored casting of Megan Fox to play Ivy in Gotham City Sirens, is one other rumor that has a lot of male (and some female) fans of the series even more excited.
Some believe we may see Robbie and Fox have some on-screen sexual tension.
Indeed, it is believed that director Ayer could use the Gotham City Sirens movie to play off of the comic-book version’s underlying sexual feelings between Robbie’s and (presumably) Fox’s characters.
“In Suicide Squad, we didn’t exactly see Harley Quinn and the Joker breaking up, but we did see their relationship was on the rocks,” noted Myers, continuing “that Harley Quinn wasn’t getting the level of emotional support she deserved. In the original Gotham City Sirens books, Harley pulls herself away from the Joker and eventually falls in love with Poison Ivy… or so it always seemed, except that the books got canceled.”
Aside from Ayer’s and Robbie’s attachment to the project, no timeline has been established as to a release. The popularity of both its predecessor Suicide Squad and Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn lead most insiders to believe, as Reporter noted, that the film is certainly on the studio’s “fast track” to be made.
A screenplay is now in the works by Hollywood writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who has also penned scripts for Tomb Raider and Sherlock Holmes 3. The DC Extended Universe arm’s Geoff Johns and Jon Berg will also be involved in what the Reporter called “a producorial role.”
In spite of this firm leadership, the movie is not expected to come without its own inherent challenges. Its predecessor, Suicide Squad, for example, had to go through numerous shoots and re-shoots before it was ready to be released.
Presumably, the almost $746 million that it grossed worldwide — making it the 13th highest-grossing superhero movie of all time in the U.S. (even surpassing another popular 2016 movie in Deadpool), per The Hollywood Reporter — made at least some of the headaches seem worthwhile.
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