The DCEU rumor mill has picked up in recent weeks, including David Ayer's involvement in the upcoming Gotham City Sirens. The director decided to address those rumors in the most DC way possible.
For those who missed it, rumors came out earlier this week that the Gotham City Sirens project is in the stages of moving on without him on board, with sources saying "Ayer won't ultimately be part" of the Harley Quinn starring film. Ayer responded on social media, sharing an image of Harley Quinn peeking through a wooden door "Shining" style.
So, it would seem the Suicide Squad director is still planning to be a part of the upcoming film, a project he even spoke about at San Diego Comic-Con. During the convention, Ayer explained to IGN the reasoning for helming Sirens instead of a Suicide Squad sequel.
"It's a story about three fantastic women, who're trying to find their way in the world, and realize that they have more power together than they do individually. I have daughters, and I want to create something that might be able to help them get along in the world a little bit."
Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Written and directed by David Ayer, the film starred Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis. The cast also included Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut.
Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Wonder Woman is in theaters now and will be on home video soon. It’s followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Wonder Woman 2 on December 13, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.