Ayer Talks “Sirens” Progress & “Bright” Reactions

Filmmaker David Ayer is out doing press for the release on Netflix of his most recent directorial effort “Bright”. At last report, his next work as a helmer will be “Gotham City Sirens,” the upcoming spin-off of last year’s “Suicide Squad” which he also directed.

Of course the future of the DC films universe is unclear at present, with talk of multiple films in development and it’s not certain which ones will go forward next. Actress Margot Robbie hired a writer to develop the ‘Sirens’ story which she took to Warners and which Ayer hopped onboard with. Asked about its current status, Ayer only tells Collider: “It’s in development.”

Ayer is currently dealing with the wave of negative reviews for “Bright,” reviews as bad or worse than those for “Suicide Squad” with Indiewire’s David Ehrlich’s take proving particularly harsh and calling it the absolute worst movie of year. Yet the filmmaker is taking the reaction inside, responding to that on Twitter with: “This is going on my fridge. Highest compliment is a strong reaction either way. This is a f–king epic review. It’s a big fun movie. You can sure string words together Mr. Ehrlich. I’d love to read any script you’ve written.”

Ehrlich responded with: “You’re a good man, Mr. Ayer. I’ll be waiting with fresh eyes for whatever comes next” with Ayer then responding: “I really appreciate that. Every movie is a labor of love for me. I’ve never chased the audience, and I know my work can be polarizing. I’ve lived a crazy love and I guess my movies reflect that.” The film is currently sitting at 31% (3.6/10) on Rotten Tomatoes.