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Viola Davis Cast as Amanda Waller for Suicide Squad

Amanda Waller has finally been cast.

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According to Latino Review's sources, Viola Davis (The Help, How to Get Away with Murder) has been cast as Amanda Waller in the 2016 Suicide Squad film. According to reports, Davis was up against Oprah Winfrey and Octavia Spencer for the part of Waller. The character is the woman who runs Suicide Squad, a government agency who puts imprisoned villains on incredibly dangerous missions for a chance to redeem themselves.

Davis will be joining Jared Leto as the Joker, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Will Smith as Deadshot, Morgot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Cara Delevinge as Enchantress.

Suicide Squad is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2016. What do you guys think of this casting news? Can Davis pull of playing Amanda Waller?

Source: Latino Review

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For me, she's a good choice.

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Perfect choice! Very excited for this movie, and I'm glad they've got such a stellar cast.

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Not as big as I was hoping

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Not bad....she's pretty good on HtGAWM

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I don't know if it was a factor, but I think it's notable they went with the only thin candidate.

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She was my choice, but when they said Oprah was in the running, I have to admit that's better.

Still, she's a great actress and I'm sure she'll do well.

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Not racist or anything, but her complexion is too dark compared to comic Amanda Waller

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Not as big as I was hoping

Yeah, but at least she doesn't look like a supermodel like in the New 52

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She seems like a good choice...

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Not racist or anything, but her complexion is too dark compared to comic Amanda Waller

Seriously?

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She was my choice, but when they said Oprah was in the running, I have to admit that's better.

Still, she's a great actress and I'm sure she'll do well.

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I want chubby Amanda Waller ):

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Viola Davis can do the role in her sleep. Great casting choice.

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I like it, though the one in Arrow is pretty good too.

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I want chubby Amanda Waller ):

same here

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Very solid pick, although I have to admit I was interested in what Oprah would have brought to the role.

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@abdullahzubair: F***ing what? Not only are comic fanboys enraged by, for example, the black Human Torch, they have problems with black characters being too black? Not racist? Definitely racist.

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Davis could pull off playing George Bush. She's amazing.

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Not nearly attractive enough. She kind of looks like a guy in drag in that pic. I like Arrow's version of Amanda. And Davis looks nothing like the Amanda in the pic next to her (not that there aren't other versions of Amanda ijs).

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An Excellent choice for the role Amanda Waller, I'm happy she got the role. Her role on "How to Get Away With Murder" shows me that she has what it takes to get that role. Viola Davis has what it takes to nail the role. Congratulation to her!

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Can't ask for a better choice than that.

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Oprah not Amanda, me very sad :'(

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Nice choice.

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@Street_Level_Hero : You like your woman thick (Like REALLY THICK) don't ya

:-D

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@Street_Level_Hero : You like your woman thick (Like REALLY THICK) don't ya

:-D

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I don't know why people think Oprah would've been a good choice.

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Ugh I wanted Octavia Spencer

But Viola is a good choice

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Awesome. Really any of the 3 women would be good in my opinion. I also wanted CCH Pounder for the role but either way Im just happy to see this character appear in the DCCU.

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@sebast_allen said:

@Street_Level_Hero : You like your woman thick (Like REALLY THICK) don't ya

:-D

Nope I like athletic/curvy type slim to medium women. :D

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@the_stegman: agreed. Waller in Arrow is good. I can't stand her, which makes her perfect

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@marvel_dc_heroes_villains said:

@abdullahzubair: F***ing what? Not only are comic fanboys enraged by, for example, the black Human Torch, they have problems with black characters being too black? Not racist? Definitely racist.

Please don't compare people upset over the Human Torch with that guy. They are very difference things. I do not know what he's talking about. It honestly seems like either trolling to get people like you upset or discredit people who don't like changing certain characters race.

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The war of casting talent between Fox, Marvel, Sony, and WB is like drafting for the NHL every other week. It's fun to watch.

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I was hoping for Kerry Washington, shes great in Scandal.

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@abdullahzubair said:

Not racist or anything, but her complexion is too dark compared to comic Amanda Waller

REALLY??????

you sure sound racist though thats for sure... i guess will smith and the guy playing aquaman are too dark ,,,was falcon too dark in the last cap movie?...was don cheadle too dark to be war machine?.... let us know your NON racist views on skin complexion and comicbook movies we're all dying to know . TELL US YOU RACIST PIECE OF CRAP....TELL US NOW THAT YOU'RE NOT RACIST! WAS OPRAH THE RIGHT COMPLEXION???? WAS OCTAVIA SPENCER THE RIGHT COMPLEXION <<<TELL US WHO IS THE RIGHT COMPLEXION TO PLAY AMANDA WALLER ????abdullahzubair NOT A RACIST >>>OK YEAH RIGHT

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@_slim_ said:

I don't know why people think Oprah would've been a good choice.

I believe it's mostly for the laugh.

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I wanted it to be Oprah just to have this scene:

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Seriously tho this is not a bad choice but CCH Pounder would of been a good choice also.

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Good casting

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>According to reports, Davis was up against Oprah Winfrey and Octavia Spencer for the part of Waller

wtf?

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@abdullahzubair said:

Not racist or anything, but her complexion is too dark compared to comic Amanda Waller

REALLY??????

you sure sound racist though thats for sure... i guess will smith and the guy playing aquaman are too dark ,,,was falcon too dark in the last cap movie?...was don cheadle too dark to be war machine?.... let us know your NON racist views on skin complexion and comicbook movies we're all dying to know . TELL US YOU RACIST PIECE OF CRAP....TELL US NOW THAT YOU'RE NOT RACIST! WAS OPRAH THE RIGHT COMPLEXION???? WAS OCTAVIA SPENCER THE RIGHT COMPLEXION <<<TELL US WHO IS THE RIGHT COMPLEXION TO PLAY AMANDA WALLER ????abdullahzubair NOT A RACIST >>>OK YEAH RIGHT

Wow, nerd rage!

Gimme a break-Discussing the complexion and tone of someones' skin regarding casting for a part is not racism.

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@the_kidd: Yes! I was saying that when the announced the cast CCH Pounder would have dominated the role and probably been one of the great spots of the movie!! Damn missed opportunities... Ah well she is a choice too... Not CCH though...

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@the_kidd:

I want it to be Oprah just to have this scene:

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This is the funniest thing I've ever seen! LMFAO!! Good job, man!!!XD

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I like it. I feel they kind of met in the middle with casting her as not so young and not very big. New 52 has her young and skinny and pre 52 has her big and older. I think the middle ground was a good choice.

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Awesome if it's true.

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How to Play Amanda Waller

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Kinda saw that coming but I think Angela Bassett would be just as good. Who ever thought Oprah would be Amanda waller must still be in living in a world where they think Joel Schumacher is the man

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@dernman: Or. It's because Oprah can act her ass off.

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