David Ayer Out As Harley Quinn/Joker Movie Replaces 'Gotham City Sirens'

Hello. You've stumbled upon DC News 24/7 and I'm your host, Travis Hopson. I don't know who dropped the tornado in the middle of the DC Films office but the amount of news, some of it surprising, some of it awful, all of it kinda nuts, has been head-spinning. And yet it's still not done, as it looks like Gotham City Sirens has lost a director but gained a new lease on life.

In The Tracking Board's piece on Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directing the Harley Quinn/Joker movie, they note that it has replaced Gotham City Sirens, which Suicide Squad's David Ayer was going to direct. They say that Ayer is now out and won't be directing any DCEU movies, but I wonder how accurate that is. With Suicide Squad 2 getting fast-tracked and in need of a director, one wonders if Ayer will get a phone call.

I doubt 'Sirens' as an idea is gone, though. The film was to have Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn alongside other female characters like Poison Ivy and Catwoman. You know Warner Bros. is itching to get them on screen, so either they get worked into a different film, like Suicide Squad 2 which may be a nice fit, or they become part of his Harley Quinn/Joker storyline. Either way could work, but whatever they choose just stick with it, okay? Sheesh.