Viola Davis Confirms "Suicide Squad" Role

After months of speculation and reports, Viola Davis has confirmed that she will play Amanda Waller in next year's film adaptation of "Suicide Squad."

On the red carpet prior to the Academy Awards this past Sunday, Davis responded in the affirmative when asked by CTV if she will be in Toronto this summer to begin filming alongside Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Check out the video below to see Davis and her husband Julius Tennon speak briefly about the news.

VIDEO - @violadavis confirms to @BenMulroney she'll play Amanda Waller in #SuicideSquad shooting in Toronto! #etalk pic.twitter.com/nrZupqPxqk

- etalk (@etalkCTV) February 24, 2015

"Suicide Squad" is expected for release on Aug. 5, 2016.

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