Suicide Squad star Viola Davis praised David Ayer’s upcoming movie in a recent interview with Deadline.
What’s happening with Suicide Squad–have you wrapped yet?
I have one more day, which I’m flying out for this weekend. I’ve been working on the film since April 1st. It sounds like a lot, but I haven’t been working every day. I haven’t done a lot of comic book movies, actually I’ve done none! DC Comics have a tendency to have darker characters. You know, Batman is a darker character, Harley Quinn, the Joker, and what David Ayer has managed to do is humanize them. I think that you see it in the trailer too–just something different about it that makes you lean in. What he’s explored is the pathology behind all of these characters, so you just get that extra spin that gives you the flavor and a look which is very different. And at the same time you get all the stuff that you’ve gotten before, which is the action, the special effects, the great makeup. I’m blown away by the movie. Once I saw the trailer, I was like, “Oh, my God. He really is a magician.” I mean, I had no idea. So, it’s been a real pleasure working on it with David Ayer.
In a separate interview with The New York Times, Davis revealed that she’s signed on to play Amanda Waller in three movies, and that the opportunity to work with Will Smith was one of the selling points.
How has it been working on “Suicide Squad”?
This is my first big superhero movie. I signed on for three, so it needed to be a great experience. This was a role that was just there to be fun. It was a chance to work with Will Smith, you know?
Update: As expected, Viola Davis is spending her last day on Suicide Squad. That’s a cool shirt!