After a press junket for her new film, Blackhat, one of the fine folks from Nerd Report caught up with Viola Davis and asked about her reported role as Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad. Here’s what she said when asked if she’s read any of the comics:
“Not yet. I have not started reading them yet. I’ve read up about her but I’m working out my schedule for Suicide Squad.”
From that statement it definitely looks like the role is hers, but they still have to coordinate with her shooting schedule for the hit series How to Get Away with Murder. She had this to say as to why she wants to step into Waller’s shoes:
“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.”
She definitely has the acting skills to pull this off along with the interest and passion. It seems like it’s only a matter of “when” we get confirmation from WB. From what I’ve seen, many fans have a positive reaction regarding the prospect of her landing this gig.
Suicide Squad opens in theaters August 5, 2016.
Source: Nerd Report