Viola Davis says she's "fascinated" by Suicide Squad's Amanda Waller
Although last month it was reported that Viola Davis will play prison warden and Suicide Squad wrangler Amanda Waller in the upcoming David Ayer movie, Warner Bros. still hasn't made an official announcement about the actress joining the project. But while speaking with Nerd Report during a press junket for Michael Mann's BLACKHAT, Viola Davis confirmed she is involved with the film. Davis says although she hasn't read any of the comics yet and is still trying to figure out her schedule for SUICIDE SQUAD, she's fascinated by Amanda "The Wall" Waller.
I have not started reading them yet. I’ve read up about her but I’m working out my schedule for Suicide Squad...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. I think that she is a massive contradiction. She’s this big powerful black woman, hard, ready to pick up a gun and shoot anyone at will. I’m fascinated in exploring her psychology, just put it that way. And I’m excited to pick up a gun.
The only thing that could prevent Viola Davis from joining SUICIDE SQUAD is her How to Get Away with Murder schedule, but I have a feeling Warner Bros. and DC will be able to find a way to work around her television series. I have no doubt Davis is going to be absolutely fantastic as Amanda Waller, and overall I'm very impressed with the cast Warner Bros. has rounded up for SUICIDE SQUAD.
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