The Gotham City Sirens hype is in full force. Fans are desperately (and impatiently) waiting for more information on the film to be revealed. We all have a wishlist in mind of what we want this project to display. Its plot could either stay true to the team's comics, or create an entirely new story on its own. We already know that #HarleyQuinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman will appear. But with every comic book movie, we're sure to see a few minor roles. This feature needs to highlight strong female characters above all, and I believe that the characters down below can make that happen.
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5. Barbara Gordon (Batgirl)
Batgirl has had a long history of clashes with the Sirens' members. In Harley's first comic appearance, Batman Adventures #12 (1993), her and #PoisonIvy antagonized the new vigilante at a costume party. #Catwoman was also present in this issue, in which she captured the three to get away with stealing a diamond. Seeing these four characters together in a film would be classic.
Additionally, it is important to mention that we know Barbara as the technological mastermind, Oracle. Though primarily famous for her creation of the Birds of Prey, she made a brief appearance in a Gotham City Sirens issue. Whether she is depicted as Batgirl or Oracle, her intelligence and bravery deserve a spotlight in the #DCEU.
4. Kate Kane (Batwoman)
Kate Kane is currently at the height of her popularity. Since 2006, she has had an illustrious history in DC's publications such as Detective Comics, DC Comics Bombshells and a solo series of her own. In the alternate Injustice universe, we saw her alongside Harley and Selina for the first time. But now, it's time for Batwoman to radiate in live-action and receive even more recognition, which is truly deserved.
3. Holly Robinson
Holly is best known as Selina Kyle's ally and close friend. She was also trained to take up the mantle of Catwoman. In 2004, Catwoman's comic won a GLAAD Media Award for its positive representation of Holly as an openly lesbian character. Before the events of Sirens, she left Gotham with money she received from Thomas Elliot's (a.k.a. Hush) fortune and started a new life. Unfortunately, we haven't seen the character since then. If it wasn't for Holly and Selina's strong bond and will to save each other, both of them would have lived a dark life of abuse and prostitution. Her sisterly dynamic with Selina should definitely have a place in the Gotham City Sirens movie.
2. Talia Al Ghul
Talia was a crucial antagonist in the Sirens comics. When Selina was kidnapped in an attempt to reveal Batman's identity, Talia knew exactly how to handle the situation. Though she assisted in her rescue, she is vastly untrustworthy and even attempted to kill Harley, Ivy and an unconscious Selina. She would be the perfect villain for the cinematic Gotham City Sirens.
Another supporting character in the Sirens book was Zatanna. When Talia convinced her to wipe all of Selina's memories, she later realized that it was a ruse for manipulation. Her and Zatanna eventually faced off towards the end of the series. If it wasn't for the Mistress of Magic, Selina would never have survived.
Recently, the sorceress appeared in the mini-series, Harley's Little Black Book, where she witnessed Harley's childish, but fun antics:
Zatanna is one of the most alluring and fascinating characters in the DC Universe. Regrettably, she does not get much appreciation. She would be a perfect fit for the future Sirens film, as proven to us in their comics.
To me, the Gotham City Sirens are more than just a team of villainesses. Their comics are more than just comics. It was a story about friendship, love, trust and understanding. The Sirens saw an unmatched strength in each other, one that could ignite even further as a group. The writers and artists who worked on the series didn't rely on sexualizing the characters in order to obtain recognition. It was recognized for its depth — and that's exactly what the film needs to aim for.