Suicide Squad made tons of money despite its awful reviews, so it is not surprising that it is getting a spinoff featuring Harley Quinn and her villainous besties, Gotham City Sirens. What is surprising is that they are keeping on David Ayer to do the film. Usually in this kind of situation were the movie made money, but that fans were not pleased they axe the director to appease everyone.
I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised given that after the fallout of Batman v Superman DC/Warner Bros stuck with Zack Snyder for Justice League, but considering the studio head reshuffle, you would expect story/director changes to be happening all over the place. I guess they just decided that in order to keep everything on track they need to stay with what they got, and then try to have Geoff Johns retool and try to get the scripts where they need to be. I am hoping this strategy works out because I love the DC Universe, and would love for the movies being made to be actually good instead of okay.
Regardless, it looks like I will have to cast a new Catwoman and Poison Ivy. That is an exciting prospect. Also it sounds like the Deadshot movie announcement is incoming, so that should be fun.