It’s been long rumored and for a while just assumed to be true – she’s even talked about being excited to portray the character while waiting for her schedule to work out – but now we can confirm that Viola Davis is playing Amanda Waller in the DC supervillain movie Suicide Squad. ComicBook.com caught a red carpet interview clip from the Oscars over the weekend, and when asked by CTV’s eTalk if she’ll be in Toronto this summer to film the blockbuster, the actress admitted that she will be. Actually, her husband seems to give it all away first by nodding then excitedly declaring, “Amanda Waller is in the house!” Watch below.
— etalk (@etalkCTV) February 24, 2015
It’s unknown how many movies Davis is signed on for, but she would be expected to appear in at least further Suicide Squad installments if sequels happen. She could also make her way into other DC Cinematic Universe titles, too, as she’s often likened to Marvel’s Nick Fury but for the bad guys.
Meanwhile, today also brought confirmation that fellow Suicide Squad cast member Margot Robbie is contracted for a number of sequels – if they happen, of course. ComicBook.com also has the quote from Robbie telling the Arizona Republic, “You don’t need to have commitment issues to be frightened by the fact that you might have just signed 10 years of your life away.” But with her,” she added, “it’s a character I don’t think would ever get boring. Ever. So if they did Suicide Squad One, Two and Three, I would be over the moon about it.”
Maybe she too is expected to be available for other part of the DCCU franchise, as well. It’s about time the character showed up in a live-action Batman movie at least.