“How to Get Away with Murder” star Viola Davis confirms that she is still in talks to star as Amanda Waller in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Suicide Squad” pic. Read on for more details on this story.
The 49-year-old “How to Get Away With Murder” star recently spoke about unconfirmed reports of her being cast as DC’s Amanda Waller. And while though the actress didn’t confirm official involvement in the upcoming DC pic, she certainly didn’t diss the rumors either.
“I have not started reading them yet, I’ve read up about her but I’m working out my schedule for Suicide Squad,” told Davis. “I’m fascinated by her. I’m fascinated by her in this world of superhero-ness because she is not a woman that you would expect.”
If Davis does get the role in the upcoming pic, she would be joining up the likes of A-rank celebs who were confirmed to play DC’s most terrifying villains: Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), the Joker (Jared Leto), Rick Flagg (Tom Hardy),Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
“Suicide Squad,” also known as “Task Force X,” is an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. The group operates out of Belle Reve Penitentiary, under the directorship of Dr. Amanda Waller. In the graphic novels, the most common members of Suicide Squad include Bronze Tiger and Deadshot, although Batman villain Quinn has become the face of the group since the launch of the New 52. The group was also featured in an episode on The CW’s “Arrow.”
Director David Ayer, who also wrote for “Suicide Squad,” is tied to direct the pic. Ayer is known for his work in “Training Day” as a writer, as well as directing the recent war pic “Fury,” which stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman. “Suicide Squad” launches their attack on the big screens on Aug. 5, 2016.
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