Suicide Squad Director on Why He's Making Gotham City Sirens Instead of a Sequel
At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, we got a chance to chat with Suicide Squad director David Ayer about his upcoming Netflix film Bright, and we took that opportunity to ask him a few questions about his next DC movie, Gotham City Sirens.
When we asked Ayer why he chose to tell this story, as opposed to a direct sequel to Suicide Squad, he responded, “It’s a story about three fantastic women who’re trying to find their way in the world, and realize that they have more power together than they do individually.” He added, “I have daughters, and I want to create something that might be able to help them get along in the world a little bit.”
The Gotham City Sirens comic, written by Batman: The Animated Series’ creator Paul Dini, follows the trio of Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy, and their adventures around Gotham City. We pressed him on whether Harley Quinn, who will once again be played by Margot Robbie, will switch up her iconic look. Ever the professional, Ayer replied, “Let’s put a pin in that. Maybe next Comic-Con.” He did tease a bit, adding, “Everybody evolves.”