Gotham City Sirens is one of the more anticipated projects for the DCEU, but its future is in doubt. Nothing has been announced in months, aside from the team of Suicide Squad director David Ayer and actress/producer Margot Robbie.
We got some minor news from Ayer himself at San Diego Comic-Con International, but it wasn't nearly as extensive as what GCS enthusiasts wanted to hear. While fans were looking for casting announcements or a release date, Ayer merely said he was doing the film for his daughters, and that it would include Poison Ivy and Catwoman (just as fans were hoping).
But more news about GCS and #HarleyQuinn could very well be on the way. After all, Harley will be taking over Batman Day on September 23, 2017, to celebrate her 25th anniversary.
What Exactly Is Batman Day?
Batman Day is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — it's an international day to celebrate Batman. Batman Day started back in 2013 and has since been officially been every September with sponsorship by DC Comics.
However, this year marks the first Batman Day to not really be centered around the Caped Crusader. Batman News spread the word that DC Comics announced that the 2017 celebration would be "taken over" by highly popular supervillain, Harley Quinn, to commemorate the character's 25th anniversary.
Here is the official announcement for Harley's takeover of Batman Day:
In celebration of Harley Quinn’s 25th Anniversary, this year the bubbly Super-Villain will take over DC’s annual Batman Day celebration on September 23, 2017. The announcement was made today on the DC Harley Quinn: Celebrating 25 Years panel at SDCC. The panel included moderator and current HARLEY QUINN writer Jimmy Palmiotti, and panelists Amanda Conner, Paul Dini, Chad Hardin, Alex Sinclair, Tara Strong and more!
Harley Quinn debuted on Batman: The Animated Series in the episode “Joker’s Favor,” which originally aired in September 1992. Co-created by the acclaimed Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY) and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond) Harley Quinn spawned the now popular and plentiful comic series and is one of the fastest growing characters in DC history, becoming a top ten character in only the last 25 years.
DC will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Harley Quinn in a big way, with key new releases in the coming months including, HARLEY QUINN: A ROGUES GALLERY—THE DELUXE COVER ART COLLECTION, HARLEY QUINN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1, and an oversized anniversary issue featuring Harley’s entire cast of crazy characters, HARLEY QUINN #25.
Stay tuned for more details on Harley Quinn’s takeover of Batman Day on September 23.
Could 'Gotham City Sirens' Announcements Hit On Batman Day?
It's easy to think that the Harley Quinn takeover of Batman Day is as simple as celebrating her anniversary, but it could be hinting at much more. Adding to the the minor information about GCS that Ayer talked about at #SDCC17, he took to his Twitter account last night to unexpectedly tease his followers with an image of Harley Quinn:
This isn't the first time Ayer has posted something rather cryptic regarding the DC Comics universe. Shortly after GCS was announced as being one of Robbie's producing endeavors, Ayer quietly shared a photo of Black Mask, a villain that has been rumored to feature in the project.
Ayer's tease last night has fans theorizing whether or not the Harley takeover of Batman Day is connected to any announcements regarding Harley's presence in the DCEU. The confirmation of a 2019 release date for Wonder Woman 2 is also leaving fans to wonder whether Suicide Squad 2 will fill the second available 2019 slot. Not only that, but many are wondering if Harley Quinn will be saved for whenever GCS hits, or if she will appear back with Task Force X before we see her with the Sirens (or back with the Joker in their own movie together).
Either way, I think it's safe to say that we should keep our eyes open when September 23 rolls around. I think the chances are high that we might get some #DCEU news that we aren't expecting.
Do you think we will get Gotham City Sirens news on Batman Day? Let us know in the comments!
(Source: Batman News)