Harley Quinn and Deadshot standalone films confirmed, David Ayer says ‘Suicide Squad 2’ is also in the pipeline

By Cris Faderugao , Updated Dec 14, 2016 02:45 PM EST

"Suicide Squad" alum Margot Robbie and Will Smith may soon reprise their roles in their own respective movies. In an interview, director David Ayer confirmed that "Suicide Squad 2" is also in the works.

In the spin-off movie, Harley Quinn will be joined by fellow female villains Poison Ivy and Catwoman in "Gotham City Sirens." Likewise,

Likewise, it has also been confirmed that a spin-off film featuring Will Smith's Deadshot is also in the pipeline, The Hollywood Reporter reported. 

Warner Bros. is beefing up its superhero film line-ups for the coming years. "Gothan City Sirens" and the "Deadshot" spin-offs are just two of the many films that will be based on DC comics.

For the uninitiated, "Gotham City Sirens" is a DC comic book series featuring infamous female "Batman" villains. Top female writer Geneva Robertson Dworet is reportedly writing the screenplay for the film.

Considering the massive earnings of "Suicide Squad," at $745.6 million, it is not surprising that the original film will evolve in a couple of spin-offs and sequels. For the critics, Harley Quinn and Deadshot were considered to be the highlight of "Suicide Squad," so it makes sense to explore the two characters in a separate films.

Speaking of "Deadshot," it has been confirmed that the standalone spin-off will focus primarily on his origin as a villain. Will Smith said in an interview that the dubious moral compass of the character drew him to play the role in "Suicide Squad."

"It's a character that hasn't really been explored in cinema. I get to design it and be a part of creating the first round of Deadshot in the history of cinema," he told Coming Soon.

In "Suicide Squad," Harley Quinn and Deadshot became team mates under Task Force X. While the two are on a mission under Amanda Waller's order, the two formed an unlikely bond. 

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