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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Amanda Waller From Suicide Squad Has Been Cast

While the announcements of most of the main Suicide Squad members already been cast, one of the last main ingredients has took some time to find an actress to fill in the role. Well, fans, it seems we've got our Amanda Waller for the big screen.

That actress...drum roll Viola Davis! While Opera Winfrey was rumored as a top choice for Warner Bros. at one time, it seems that the lovely Viola Davis will play the hard-nosed and often questionable director of the Suicide Squad.

The veteran actress in known for quite a few roles including but not limited to Ender's Game, Eat Pray Love, Traffic, and her highly memorable performance in The Help. Viola Davis will no doubt fit in perfectly with this already star-studded cast that includes Will Smith as Deadshot, who seems to be the main focus for the Suicide Squad movie.

However, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn will undoubtedly be a major player in this movie as well. Actor Jai Courtney will be long-time Squad member and Flash villian Captain Boomerang.  The main cast of the Suicide Squad also includes Carla Delevingne as the Enchantress and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag Jr. 

The star-studded cast doesn't end there though. We still have the main baddies to go through, and Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jared Leto as The Joker are the confirmed villains for the film so far.

Tom Hardy was originally cast for the role of Rick Flag Jr. but bowed out. Rumors had it that Tom Hardy backed out because of revisions to the script that gave Deadshot and The Joker more screen time and diminished his role in the film.

On the other hand, Viola Davis seems more than gracious in landing the part of Amanda "The Wall" Waller. In a recent interview for the Hollywood Reporter, Davis said, "As a comic book and Wonder Woman fan, I love the whole DC Comics universe." She furthered her comic book geekness by stating, "I traded comic books as a kid so all of that appeals to me. When you dream about being an actor as a kid, that's what you dream about. That's like play acting: being the superhero, getting the gun; it plays into that fantasy."

Gotta love it! No doubt a class act answer, and definitely one from a comic geek who is less concerned with "screen time" and ego than actually being part of the DC Comics cinematic universe! Kudos, Viola Davis! I loved your performance in The Help, but you made me even more of a fan with that answer.

Amanda Waller is an iconic modern character in the DC Universe of comics. She made her first appearance in the limited series Legends #1 and was created by John Ostrander, famed X-Men artist John Byrne, and Wolverine creator Len Wein.

Besides the comics, The Wall has appeared in the animated series the Justice League Unlimited, the Smallville TV series, and more recently Arrow. The ultra sexy Pam Grier played the character on Smallville, and the uber sexy Cynthia Addai-Robinson played Amanda Waller on Arrow.

A sincere congratulations for landing the role of Amanda Waller in the Suicide Squad and fulfilling your childhood dream of one day playing a comic book character on the big screen!


  1. I think this movie will be more of a miss than hit

    1. I think we'll be surprised with this one.