Despite the fact that Suicide Squad was ultimately considered a letdown by most, it’s hard to lay the fault entirely on David Ayer’s doorstep. The film was the victim of a substantial amount of studio meddling and though the direction wasn’t perfect, Ayer was far from the biggest problem with Task Force X’s first outing on the big screen. As such, we’re definitely excited to see what he’s cooked up with the upcoming spinoff, Gotham City Sirens.
Aside from the fact that it’ll reunite him with Margot Robbie, who will be back to play Harley Quinn, we really know very little about the project so far. Catwoman and Poison Ivy are both rumored and expected to show up, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet by the studio and there’s been no indication as to which direction the plot will head in, or which story arcs from the comics will act as inspiration.
That hasn’t really changed tonight, unfortunately, but we may now have an idea of who the villain will be. Taking to Twitter, David Ayer Tweeted out the following image:
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) February 27, 2017
In case you don’t recognize the individual in the photo, it’s Batman villain Black Mask, “a ruthless mob boss who gets off on torturing and murdering those who do him wrong.” Without a caption accompanying the pic, it’s impossible to know what the director’s up to here, but already fans are speculating that Ayer’s teasing that the character will show up in Gotham City Sirens as the antagonist.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that this is just a troll, or some clever misdirection. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time this sort of thing got people all excited only to lead to nothing. That being said, Ayer is known for dropping hints on Twitter from time to time and while that doesn’t mean Black Mask will 100% be in the upcoming spinoff, we’d definitely say there’s a good chance of it happening.
What do you think, though? Has David Ayer just revealed the villain for Gotham City Sirens? Drop us a comment below and give us your thoughts!