So far, Warner Bros has only released three films in its burgeoning DC Comics Extended Universe franchise: Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in 2013, the hard launch of the world in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and David Ayer’s villain team-up Suicide Squad. Moving forward, the only films with seemingly hard and fast release dates are Wonder Woman and Justice League – both due out this year – as well as 2018’s Aquaman. However, a number of other projects are also in development, like Shazam!, Green Lantern Corps, Cyborg, the recently announced Black Adam movie, and Ayer’s follow-up (of sorts) to Suicide Squad: Gotham City Sirens.
The film will continue the story of Harley Quinn, who was introduced in Suicide Squad as played by Margot Robbie. Though it’s unclear which – if any – Gotham City Sirens storylines the movie will adapt from the comics, it seems likely the DCEU installment will include fellow female villains Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Now, one actress who shares a name with Robbie’s villainous character offers her own suggestion for who should appear in Gotham City Sirens – and offers herself as tribute for the role.
While speaking to ComicBook, Harley Quinn Smith – daughter of writer/director Kevin Smith – praised Robbie’s turn as the DC Comics villain with which she shares a name. She said there was “not a more perfect person to play Harley Quinn,” before jokingly adding, “except if I have the honor one day…” Plus, Smith revealed she’d already contacted her agent just in case Gotham City Sirens needed an actress to play a younger version of Harleen Quinzel aka Harley Quinn:
“Before they even mentioned that she was going to make a spinoff, I talked to my agent and I was like, ‘Honestly, I know this isn’t even a project yet, but I just want you to know that when the day comes that they do start putting this into production I need you to make sure, if there is a young Harley Quinn role, that no one other than Harley Quinn plays that role.’ [My agent] was like, ‘Okay…’ [laughs] I don’t even know how long I’ve been waiting for this.”
Both Smith and her father have been fans of the character for some time – in the comics as well as the DCEU. Kevin Smith voiced his support for Suicide Squad just before its official release last summer, relaying that his daughter was “already on board for this movie – and she loved it (like LOVED it).” So, Harley Quinn’s excitement for the Gotham City Sirens project should come as little surprise.
Of course, whether Smith does in fact receive a role in the Harley Quinn film remains to be seen. Although the actress has a number of credits to her name, they’re exclusively projects her father has been involved in, including Yoga Hosers and the most recent episode of Supergirl. Certainly, Smith’s excitement about the Gotham City Sirens project may land her an audition if there’s a role she’s fit for – but since little is still known about the movie, that role may simply not exist.
Still, there’s plenty for DC Comics fans to be excited about in regards to Gotham City Sirens. Early reports of Robbie becoming more involved with the DCEU proved to be true when it was confirmed she will executive produce her character’s next film appearance. Additionally, Warner Bros has tapped writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider) to pen the script for Gotham City Sirens, while celebrity fans have already begun tossing their names into the ring for the roles of Catwoman and Poison Ivy. As development continues, though, fans can expect more concrete updates on the Gotham City Sirens DCEU project.