Viola Davis Talks About What Fans Can Expect From Suicide Squad


The release of “Suicide Squad” is a little under a year away and the film is getting a lot of press coverage. Fans are waiting with anticipation to see all of the iconic characters hit the big screen when the film premieres. One of the biggest pieces of the puzzle is Amanda Waller, played by Viola Davis who will be putting the team together. Viola recently spoke to Deadline and talked a little bit about what fans can expect from the film.

“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. 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. It’s been a real pleasure working on it with David Ayer.

Well, those are certainly some encouraging comments from Viola Davis. Davis also confirmed to the New York Times that she’s signed on for a three picture deal.

“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?”

It remains to be seen which other DC movies she will be appearing in but we can’t wait to find out.

“Suicide Squad” hits theaters on August 6, 2016.