Ever since Suicide Squad hit theaters a few months ago there have been whispers and rumors that Warner Bros. was going to be moving ahead with a Harley Quinn spin-off movie, since Margot Robbie was so beloved as the character. Now, the movie is full-steam ahead and it is going under the name Gotham City Sirens, as opposed to the previously rumored title Birds of Prey. The movie is said to focus primarily on female villains from the DC Comics universe, but despite that, Will Smith still wants in on the action.
Will Smith starred alongside Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad as Deadshot and in a recent interview with MTV, he made it very clear that he would love to be in Gotham City Sirens. When asked about it directly, Will Smith was not shy about his desire to star in the movie and more so, his love for Margot Robbie and desire to work with her again. Here is what he had to say.
"I'd definitely love to be in it. I love Margot Robbie. I would do like, anything she wants to do."
Suicide Squad made $745 million dollars worldwide despite that fact that it divided most fans and was critically panned. With that said, Margot Robbie's portrayal of fan-favorite character Harley Quinn was easily one of the most beloved parts of the movie, but Will Smith as Deadshot wasn't far behind. With director David Ayer returning for Gotham City Sirens, it wouldn't be all that surprising if he found a way to bring Deadshot into the fold. Especially since they both followed up Suicide Squad with another collaboration in the form of the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie Bright for Netflix. Warner Bros. probably would like to be able to put his name on the poster as well, so surely they would be behind it.
Gotham City Sirens was a recent DC Comics title that focused on the trio of Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy (who David Ayer recently more or less confirmed would be the focus of the movie) working as a team to do their own bidding. It sounds like this new movie will be taking its cues from that book. As a movie, the project was basically willed into existence by Margot Robbie. After she landed the role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, the actress reportedly did a deep dive into the comics to research her character, and during that process, she became interested in many of the other DC female characters. She brought on an unidentified writer herself to develop the project, before taking the project to Warner Bros. The studio then quickly picked up the project and it was just announced that David Ayer would be directing and it has seemingly been put on the fast track.
Warner Bros. is also reportedly eyeing a potential spinoff movie for Deadshot, so it seems like Will Smith is far from done with the DC Extended Universe at this point. He has already worked with Margot Robbie twice on both Suicide Squad and Focus, so why not on Gotham City Sirens? Maybe they can use the movie as a way to set up his solo spinoff. That runs the risk of muddying things up, but it is possible Warner Bros. is learning from their mistakes. A release date for Gotham City Sirens hasn't been set yet, but we will likely be learning new details sooner rather than later since the project is officially on its way to production and assuming Will Smith gets his way, he'll be in it. Jared Leto as The Joker, though? That's a whole different story.