After several months of unconfirmed rumors and Viola Davis herself admitting that she was in talks for the role – while trying to get around her shooting schedule for How to Get Away with Murder – Davis herself has confirmed that she will indeed play Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad.
Check out her admitting to it in this video, courtesy of etalk’s Twitter page.
— etalk (@etalkCTV) February 24, 2015
As you know, Amanda Waller is a very important character in the Task Force X mythos, essentially bringing the team together. Having been previously played by Pam Grier (Smallville), Angela Bassett (Green Lantern), and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Arrow), I’m most interested to see what Davis can bring to the table.
Suicide Squad opens in theaters August 5, 2016.