Following a press junket for the film "Blackhat," Nerd Report got a chance to talk to star Viola Davis about her involvement in Warner Bros.' "Suicide Squad" film. The actress was first tied to the role of Amanda Waller, the Squad's tough as nails government liaison, in a report from Latino Review last month. When asked if she had started reading Waller's appearances in preparation for the role, Davis replied with, "Not yet."
"I have not started reading them yet," Davis continued. "I've read up about her but I'm working out my schedule for Suicide Squad." Davis' involvement with "Suicide Squad" is said to be contingent on the shooting schedule for her ABC series "How to Get Away with Murder."
Even if she hasn't been able to crack open any "Suicide Squad" comics, Davis admitted that she's learned a bit about Amanda Waller. "I'm fascinated by her," said Davis. "I'm fascinated by her in this world of superhero-ness because she is not a woman that you would expect. I think that she is a massive contradiction. She's this big powerful black woman, hard, ready to pick up a gun and shoot anyone at will. I'm fascinated in exploring her psychology, just put it that way. And I'm excited to pick up a gun."
The supervillain team-up movie will be directed by David Ayer and star Jared Leto as Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang and Cara Delevigne as Enchantress. "Suicide Squad" opens on August 5, 2016.