Margot Robbie To Reprise Harley Quinn In Female DC Spin-Off

'Gotham City Sirens' will reportedly begin production in 2017.

Zanda Wilsonby Zanda Wilson

The director of 2016 DC Comics film Suicide Squad, David Ayer, looks set to team up with Aussie star Margot Robbie on a new film set to feature a slew of female DC villains called Gotham City Sirens.

DC had hoped that Suicide Squad would finally allow the DC Extended Universe to match Marvel’s well-established Cinematic Universe, and despite the fact that the film gained a largely negative reception (26% on Rotten Tomatoes), it was still a box office hit grossing $745 million worldwide.

Robbie’s character, Harley Quinn, has still emerged as a fan favourite, inspiring a resurgence of the character in global cosplay circles, and now Variety reports that Robbie will star in Gotham City Sirens, which takes its name from a comic series that saw Harley Quinn team up with DC characters Catwoman and Poison Ivy.

Robbie is also set to take on a role as executive producer on the film, while the screenplay will be written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who wrote Sherlock Holmes 3 and Tomb Raider.

Filming is reportedly set to begin in the second quarter of 2017, after Robbie finishes her commitments on a film portrayal of disgraced US ice-skating star Tonya Harding called I, Tonya.

Watch: Suicide Squad Official ‘Harley Quinn’ Trailer