Viola Davis: Suicide Squad's Amanda Waller Would Make Superman 'Quake in His Tights'

Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 10:08AM
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Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 10:08AM
Viola Davis: Suicide Squad's Amanda Waller Would Make Superman 'Quake in His Tights'
There have been many exciting rumors about Suicide Squad so far, from Deadshot mobilizing deformed mutant soldiers to a chase scene featuring Batman, Joker, and Harley Quinn. But we haven't heard much about the Suicide Squad's fearless leader, Amanda Waller, who is an iconic character in her own right. Last night, during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Viola Davis discussed her "badass" character and her ability to go toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel:


"We're playing sociopaths," said Davis of the Suicide Squad gang. When asked if Waller is "good or bad," she said, "She is a bad ass. Superman would quake in his- tights. Absolutely."

The pause before "tights" made this statement hilarious, but the entire answer was amazing. The first part of her answer, especially, could sum up Suicide Squad in general; in the dichotomy of "good" versus "bad," the Suicide Squad is 'bad-ass." And considering that Davis is an expert at playing steely, formidable female characters, we have no doubt that this iteration of Waller will live up to that description.

Suicide Squad also stars Jared Leto as Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. The film hits theaters on August 5, 2016.

Via Comic Book Resources.
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