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Viola Davis is apparently signed on for multiple movie deals in the DC Cinematic Universe. Viola Davis is going to appear as Amanda Waller in the DC Universe Unlimit’s long-awaited Suicide Squad (which is set to be released August 5th, 2016). This will be her first foray into superhero movies, but it will not be her last. In an interview with the New York Times, Viola Davis revealed that her contract as Amanda Waller extends to three movies. I do not like to make assumptions about which characters will appear in which movies, you know what they say about assuming. But in this case we can make an exception; we can probably make a ballpark assumption that she’ll be appearing in either of the Justice League films or maybe the solo Batman film.
Viola Davis also spoke with Deadline about what it was like to work on a set like this and what she thinks of the characters overall:
“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.”
So far, it sounds fantastic and I’m really glad we’re gonna see more of Amanda Waller and with Viola Davis playing her, she’s bound to be a hit.
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