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‘Suicide Squad’: Amanda Waller Will Be A Brutal Badass

‘Suicide Squad’: Amanda Waller Will Be A Brutal Badass

Amanda Waller was originally created for DC Comics by John Ostrander in 1986. In Suicide Squad, she will form a top secret government program that consists of the world's deadliest super villains as they are tasked with an impossible mission. In exchange, they will receive their freedom. The film will arrive in theaters August 2016, following next year's first DC Movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While it hasn't been confirmed, it is expected that Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor and Ben Affleck's Batman will both show up for at least a cameo in Suicide Squad.

Suicide Squad comes to theaters August 5th, 2016.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Set Photo Shows Jai Courtney in Training

‘Suicide Squad’ Set Photo Shows Jai Courtney in Training

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice officially wrapped and in post-production, DC and Warner Bros. are getting ready to start shooting Suicide Squad, with the entire cast now in training. Director David Ayer is starting to tease some of his pre-production workouts, just as he did with his last film Fury. Today, we get a look at Jai Courtney working hard to fill out his role as Captain Boomerang.

David Ayer likes to utilize his Twitter account during production on his films, so we'll probably be seeing more of the cast in the coming weeks, which includes Deadshot (Will Smith), Rick Flagg (Tom Hardy), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), The Joker (Jared Leto) and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne). It just depends on how willing DC and Warner Bros. are to let their director run wild. Can a mad man like David Ayer be tamed when it comes to revealing too much about a movie? That will be interesting to watch unfold over the course of the next two years.

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Viola Davis to Play Amanda Waller in Multiple DC Movies

Viola Davis to Play Amanda Waller in Multiple DC Movies

Earlier this week, actress Viola Davis revealed that she still has to work out her schedule to play Amanda Waller in Warner Bros.' upcoming comic book adaptation Suicide Squad. Today, The Wrap reports that the actress is currently finalizing her deal for Suicide Squad and multiple other DC Comics movies. Neither Warner Bros. nor Viola Davis' reps would comment on the story.

We reported in December that Viola Davis was offered the role of Amanda Waller, a popular character in the DC Comics universe who puts together the Suicide Squad, comprised of imprisoned villains who take on impossible missions in return for amnesty. The squad, which was announced in December, is comprised of Deadshot (Will Smith), Rick Flagg (Tom Hardy), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), The Joker (Jared Leto), Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne). There is also a rumor that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Jesse Eisenberg will reprise his role as Lex Luthor, but that has yet to be confirmed.

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‘Suicide Squad’: Viola Davis Talks Amanda Waller

‘Suicide Squad’: Viola Davis Talks Amanda Waller

Viola Davis joins Will Smith (Deadshot), Tom Hardy (Rick Flagg), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang) and Cara Delevingne (Enchantress) in Suicide Squad, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Jesse Eisenberg also rumored to reprise his role as Lex Luthor. Production is scheduled to begin this April, with an August 5, 2016 release date already set. Are you excited to see Viola Davis portray Amanda Waller? Chime in with your thoughts below.

Suicide Squad comes to theaters August 5th, 2016.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Movie Gets Viola Davis as Amanda Waller

‘Suicide Squad’ Movie Gets Viola Davis as Amanda Waller

http://movieweb.com/suicide-squad-movie-cast-villain-oprah-winfrey/Shortly after Warner Bros. announced the main cast of Suicide Squad, Variety reported that Oprah Winfrey was the studio's top choice to play the main villain Amanda Waller. Today, Latino Review claims that Viola Davis has locked down the job. She has also beat out Octavia Spencer for the coveted role.

Viola Davis will play Prison Warden Amanda Waller, who, in the comic books, is a former congressional aide and government agent who is often placed in charge of the Suicide Squad, a semi-secret covert group of former super villains who work for the government in return for their freedom. Viola Davis has been offered the role as Amanda Waller, but she will need to work around her TV schedule. She currently fronts the popular new ABC series How to Get Away with Murder.

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EXCLUSIVE: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Viola Davis Talk ‘Ender's Game’

EXCLUSIVE: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Viola Davis Talk ‘Ender's Game’

The long-awaited adaptation of Ender's Game is in theaters this weekend, and to celebrate, Ryan J. Downey caught up with four members of the ensemble cast, including Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Viola Davis. Go behind-the-scenes of this sci-fi adventure, which follows the exploits of an unusually gifted child sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. These exclusive interviews are sure to be some of your favorites!

Ender's Game was released November 1st, 2013.

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Five ‘Ender's Game’ Character Posters

Five ‘Ender's Game’ Character Posters

Five character posters have arrived for Ender's Game, the upcoming adaptation of Orson Scott Card's YA sci-fi novel series about an unusually gifted child sent to advanced military training to beat back an alien scourge. Check out Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian, Harrison Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff, Viola Davis as Major Gwen Anderson and Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham.

By request of the studio, these images have been removed.

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Viola Davis Developing Barbara Jordan Biopic

http://movieweb.com/person/viola-davis/ Academy Award nominee Viola Davis has plans to lead a biopic based on civil rights politician Barbara Jordan. The film will be based on biography, "Barbara Jordan: American Hero" by Mary Beth Rogers.

The politician was the first African American to serve in the Texas Senate since Reconstruction, Barbara Jordan was also the first black woman elected to Congress from the South, and the first to deliver the keynote address at a national party convention. Her powerful oratory stirred a nation and her ideals of ethical leadership inspired millions. The writer first met the politician in the 60's, and their paths crossed over the years as they pursued their careers.

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