Last month it was reported that Viola Davis would play Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad, and now the actress has confirmed the news.
Yesterday there was a press junket for Blackhat, Michael Mann’s new movie that stars Viola Davis and Chris Hemsworth. Nerd Report caught up with Davis and asked her to talk about her Suicide Squad role. Here’s what she had to say about Amanda Waller:
“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.”
Davis said that she hasn’t read any comic books to prepare for the role yet, and is still trying to work out her Suicide Squad schedule. The movie which will be directed by David Ayer will begin production in April.
SOURCE: Nerd Report