Gotham City Sirens Movie [News]

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So with last years Suicide Squad we got introduced to Margo Robbie as Harley Quinn and now there’s news that she will reprise the role in Gotham City Sirens rather than a Suicide Squad sequel.

Following the success of Wonder Woman, it seems that director David Ayer felt inspired to do a female superhero/villain movie himself for DC.

The plot hasn’t been explained and there’s no confirmed news that Jared Leto will be featuring in the film as The Joker but let’s hope not… I’d rather a character like The Joker not overshadow these three female characters.  Personally I think there’s enough material to do three separate films with these characters and their origins but maybe that will come after this film depending on how well it does at the box office…  (We do not talk about THAT catwoman film, sorry Halle Berry…)

Now with no plot as of yet to discuss, let’s talk casting…

Margo Robbie as I said is back as Harley Quinn so that leaves Catwoman and Poison Ivy left to be cast…

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Hayley Bennett 

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A relatively newcomer in Hollywood, Bennet’s acting credits include, ‘Music & Lyrics‘ and the remake of ‘The Magnificent Seven‘. She’s rumored to  possibly already have this role in the bag.  I think we need to see more of this girl to make a decision however, this role might make her a bigger player in Hollywood.

 

Kat Graham 

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Kat’s best known for her role in ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ played Bonnie the powerful witch.  She’s already proven in this role she can play a feisty lead female character that packs a punch and I mean come one guys, her name is Kat!

Rebecca Ferguson 

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Rebecca’s only recently appeared in bigger roles in the last couple of years, the latest being in, ‘The Snowman‘ (which I will be watching soon…).  She’s got the look and her previous role in, ‘Mission Impossible‘ proves she can do an action role very well.

 

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Natalie Dormer 

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Natalie is probably best known for her role as Margery in Game of Thrones, a character that uses her beauty and charms to climb the social ladder. With her role in The Hunger Games franchise, she’s already proven she can do action…

 

 Jurassic World Cast, Wonderwall, June 10, 2015

Bryce Dallas Howard 

Bryce is an up and coming actress with her roles in the new Jurassic Park franchise she’s going to be a big name in the world of films soon.  She’s also had many roles in different television series and has a good range of different characters under her belt.

 

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Alexandra Breckenridge 

Alexandra is probably best known for her role in American Horror Story.  Her character was insane and seductive, much like all of the sirens and she played that part so perfectly so I think she should be a contender for the role of Ivy.

Who do you think should play Ivy and Catwomen? 

Wonder Woman (2017)

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I first learned that a Wonder Woman film was in the works a good few years ago as Joss Whedon was originally down to direct however, walked away from the project.  As much as I love Whedon’s work and he’s proven he can direct a strong female character very well, as he does in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, I’m actually glad he walked away. I feel that this film needed that female director as the one thing I was hoping wouldn’t happen in this film, didn’t.  We see female characters, not just superheroes in films and they’re sexualised constantly.  I mean take the disaster that was ‘Catwoman’, Halle Berry is an award winning actress yet this film was just her prancing around in a barely there outfit! Wonder Woman, on the other hand is strong, fearless and although she’s beautiful, not at one point does she use this to her advantage in this film and I think it’s brilliant and why this film works so well.

Gal Gadot is the perfect Wonder Woman in my opinion.  I first saw her portray this iconic character in ‘Batman Vs Superman’ and she was the best thing about that film. Gal does all her own stunts, although during this film she was five months pregnant so I’m not sure if she did everything stunt wise for this film which is understandable.

Wonder Woman goes back to the events before ‘Batman Vs Superman’ and tells the origin story of Diana ‘Prince’.  We first see a young Princess Diana, a curious and stubborn child that just wants to train with the other Amazonian women however, her mother forbids her.  Luckily for Diana, the General has other ideas and agrees and trains to fight…

We learn that she is not like the other women on the island and seems to have some sort of mystical power, there is a lot of whispering going on and hints that there is more to Diana than meets the eye.

Throughout the film Diana learns what man-kind is like and meets some interesting characters along the way.  Chris Pine’s character Steve Trevor is brilliant, he’s the perfect companion for her.  He has his own story to tell and reasons for his actions and you learn this throughout the film. I really liked how although you know they develop feelings for each other, this doesn’t distract you from the main plot of the film and become one of those ‘action rom-coms’.  I think this film was cast perfectly, I have no complaints about any of the characters as everyone fits in the film and has their own part to play.  You feel different things towards these characters, although it’s Wonder Woman she doesn’t steal all of the screen time in my opinion which is refreshing for this kind of film.

The effects were perfect, I’m assuming this film had a massive budget though but it was money well spent. The iconic Wonder Woman costume is flawless, so much less ‘cheesy’ than previous ones and I feel this adds to the authenticity of the film.

Overall I personally this this movie stands out as we live in a world where our comic-book heroes are coming to life on a regular basis in both film and television.  Wonder Woman is probably my favorite superhero film to date, move over Marvel, DC has done it with this film.

Perfect Popcorn Score – It’s got to be a ten, action, romance and a great story… Not to mention a catchy theme tune! 10/10.