There certainly hasn't been any shortage of Suicide Squad news and updates as production begins to heat up. Director David Ayer will start shooting his DC Comics adaptation in a few short weeks, and we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect, as its large ensemble cast continues to talk about the movie in various interviews. While we've heard Viola Davis chime in about her excitement for the adventure before, she is now offering more insight into just how bad her villain Amanda Waller really is. Speaking with CBR, she explains exactly why she wanted to take on the role. It was simple:
"That she's Amanda Waller! That she's badass. She's unapologetic. Everything that I'm reading and studying about her: unapologetic, no humor, just brutal. That's me!"
Viola Davis was speaking from the red carpet at the annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. She continued to talk about how much she relates to this upcoming fan-favorite from the DC Comics. And she is more than thrilled to be stepping into these shoes. For more than one reason, it seems:
"Listen, she gets to use a gun. It's my fantasy. Now, I would never do that in life, but when I get a gun on a set, it does something to me."
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.