This year we saw Warners forego its development of the David Ayer-directed “Gotham City Sirens” project in favour of a Cathy Yan-helmed “Birds of Prey” movie.
Ultimately both films are built around Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn leading a team of female DC Comics characters against a bad guy, but while ‘Birds’ has her amongst vigilantes and cops like Huntress and Renee Montoya, ‘Sirens’ would’ve seen her alongside villainesses like Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
Indeed the Harley and Ivy relationship is one of the more interesting of modern DC lore, and Robbie explained to Pride Source this week that despite the character not being included in “Birds of Prey,” she is anxious to bring Ivy to the big screen and has been actively trying to make it happen:
“If you read the comics you know that Poison Ivy and Harley have an intimate relationship. In some comics they convey it as a friendship; in other comics you can see that they’re actually sexually involved as a couple. I’ve been trying to – I would love to have Poison Ivy thrown into the universe, because the Harley and Poison Ivy relationship is one of my favorite aspects of the comics, so I’m looking to explore that on screen.”
As Warners hasn’t announced a “Suicide Squad” sequel or another potential film in which such a team-up could happen, it’s not clear if or when this could take place. The comments come as a new feature piece about female-led comic book projects on the horizon at Deadline indicates there has been talk of a “Zatanna” movie at Warner Bros. Pictures, joining the Supergirl and Batgirl standalone projects currently in development.