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REPORT: Viola Davis' Amanda Waller Will Star in James Gunn's Suicide Squad

Viola Davis will reportedly return as Amanda Waller in director James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.

The Wrap reports a source close to the project confirmed the news for the site.

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It's not clear at this time who exactly will and won't return for the film. There are reports that Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn in the sequel, while another report puts her return in doubt. Will Smith, who played Deadshot, won't return for the film, there are reports Idris Elba is being eyed for the role. Most reports currently indicate that Gunn will be looking to take the franchise in a new direction, with a recent character breakdown lists four new villains set to join Amanda Waller's Task Force X. Jai Courtney has also confirmed he will return as Captain Boomerang.

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Production for on The Suicide Squad is reported to start in September in Atlanta, Georgia, with the working title El Dorado.

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Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad does not have an announced cast yet. The film is set to hit theaters Aug. 6, 2021.

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