Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is joined by Thandie Newton and Madelaine Petsch as Catwoman and Poison Ivy in a new Gotham City Sirens fan trailer
Gotham City Sirens was among the new batch of DC Films that was announced early last year alongside projects like Nightwing, Deathstroke, and Joss Whedon’s Batgirl among others. The film is set to be directed by Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer, and despite the lack of any significant updates regarding casting, the Bright filmmaker recently came out and said that the movie is still in development.
With regard to this, A fan-made trailer created by Reddit user leos-rdt and posted at the DC Cinematic subforum imagines what Gotham City Sirens could look like. It features Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn, Westworld regular Thandie Newton as Catwoman and Riverdale star Petsch as Poison Ivy. The clip cleverly intercuts with Batman Returns and the Arkham game series footage while Tommy Hames & The Shondells croon I Think We’re Alone Now in the background.
While it was definitely a thrill for fans to see even just imagined trailer like this, the fate of Gotham City Sirens remains to be bleak, especially with Justice League not panning out, both financially and critically, the way Warner Bros. wanted it to be. Marred by endless controversies, the film bowed out of the box office race with a total of $675 million global haul — admittedly not a flop but with the potential of DC’s premiere superhero squad, it could have easily broken the $1 billion territory.
That being said, DC Films’ budding franchise continues to thrive with projects like James Wan’s Aquaman, David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 2 all in the docket. On top of those, movies like Matt Reeves’ The Batman, Batgirl, Flashpoint, Green Lantern Corps. and Justice League Dark have also been confirmed (again) but have yet to lock release dates which makes them still susceptible to change depending on how Warner Bros. wants to spin them.
However, Gotham City Sirens is not the only movie missing from the new DC Films slate. In fact, a slew of previously announced projects are noticeably absent from the line-up including the supposedly four separate Harley Quinn projects that Margot Robbie is said to be attached to. Then there is that much-talked-about Joker origins movie set outside of the existing franchise lore — one that is rumored to be directed by The Hangover and War Dogs helmer Todd Phillips, produced by Martin Scorsese and without Jared Leto.
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