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Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn was one of the clear highlights of this past summer's Suicide Squad so it's little surprise that she'll be back. Now we know which new characters she'll be bringing with her into the DC Extended Universe. For fans of the comic Gotham City Sirens, it's little surprise who will be joining her, but director David Ayer has made the news official. Let the dream casting begin.
It was rumored before Suicide Squad hit screens that Margot Robbie was negotiating for a solo movie starring Harley Quinn, while it now appears this film will be another team-up, it's a much smaller team. David Ayer confirms on Twitter that both Poison Ivy and Catwoman, the characters that joined Harley in the comic version of Gotham City Sirens, will both be in the film adaptation as well. The door is potentially left open to add more characters as well, and we're guessing we may see them, this is a cinematic universe after all, but this is likely the core of the film.
This, of course, will lead many to begin to wonder who could be cast to fill the two new roles. Poison Ivy has only been seen on screen once before, by Uma Thurman in the memorable, if for many of the wrong reasons, Batman and Robin. Catwoman, on the other hand, has been played numerous times by the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway, as well as having her own less than fulfilling turn played by Halle Berry.
It appears these two characters are ready to make their DCEU debut. Anne Hathaway has seemingly expressed some interest in returning to the role if Warner Bros wants her to reprise the role, though more than likely they'll be looking for somebody entirely new. David Ayer's Twitter feed is now full of people suggesting casting for the film. At this point, the new film doesn't even have a release date to shoot for so it could be some time before we even get hints of who the director is looking at.
Seeing David Ayer attached to Gotham City Sirens is more than a little surprising. While Ayer never publicly disavowed the version of Suicide Squad that hit screens, the word was that the studio had basically taken the film away from him in order to re-edit the movie to better match the upbeat trailers that were being released. It's a bit surprising he would be willing to return to direct Sirens, though the fact that this film isn't being rushed to the screen, as far as we know, may have made him more willing to get involved.
Who would you like to see cast as the new Catwoman and Poison Ivy in Gotham City Sirens? Let us know in the comments below.