By most accounts, Suicide Squad was a disappointment. Though it did end up with roughly $750 million to its name and even an Oscar nomination, Task Force X’s first outing didn’t exactly impress critics or fans. However, there was one part of the film that was particularly good, and that’s Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie brought the character to life wonderfully and as such, it was no surprise when a spinoff was announced.
Titled Gotham City Sirens, the film will see David Ayer back behind the camera, re-teaming with the actress to bring the comic of the same name to life. If we look to the source material for hints, it seems that Catwoman and Poison Ivy will be joining Harleen Quinzel in the spinoff as well, but Warner Bros. hasn’t confirmed anything just yet and right now, we can’t say for sure which other characters may be featured here.
That hasn’t stopped one interestingly named actress from throwing her hat into the ring though. Kevin Smith’s daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, recently told ComicBook.com that she feels like she’d be the perfect choice to play the Queen of Gotham – and it’s easy to see why. However, with Robbie already occupying the role, Smith said she’d be up for playing a younger version of the character if there’s going to be an opportunity for such a thing in Gotham City Sirens.
“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.”
While it’d certainly be amusing to see DC cast the actress in the role, at this point, we don’t know if the film plans to feature a younger version of Harley, so it’s impossible to say whether or not this could happen. Plus, Smith hasn’t exactly had a ton of acting experience thus far, mostly just showing up in a few of her dad’s projects. That’s not to say she doesn’t possess any talent, but Warner Bros. may be looking at bigger names for their upcoming spinoff. Then again, if a younger version of the character were to show up in just a quick flashback or two, it may not matter.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the studio’s plans are for Gotham City Sirens before digging into this any further, but it’s a project that definitely has us excited. Like we said above, Harley Quinn was probably the best part about Suicide Squad, so giving her a spinoff of her own should work out well for all parties involved and hopefully provide WB with a win for their DC Extended Universe – lord knows they need one right about now.
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