Oprah Winfrey wanted for Amanda Waller role in ‘Suicide Squad’

Warner Bros. surprised everyone on Tuesday and announced the cast of Suicide Squad. Jared Leto is The Joker, Will Smith is Deadshot, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Tom Hardy is Rick Flag, Jai Courtney is Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne is Enchantress. But there’s still one major Suicide Squad role that needs to be cast before the movie goes into production in April.


In the comics, Amanda Waller is a former congressional aide and government agent often placed in charge of the Suicide Squad, a semi-secret government-run group of former supervillains working in return for amnesty. According to Variety, Warner Bros.’ first choice for the role is Oprah Winfrey. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are also being considered.

Oprah Winfrey is best known for her former talk show, but she’s been in a fair share of movies and has even been nominated for an Oscar. Warner Bros. already has an A-list cast, and adding Oprah to the lineup would certainly make it even stronger.

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SOURCE: Variety