Viola Davis Will Portray SUICIDE SQUAD Leader Amanda Waller

Academy Award nominee Viola Davis just signed on to play Amanda Waller, the leader of DC’s infamous SUICIDE SQUAD.

For every great band of heroes (or in this case, anti-heroes) needs someone to keep them on track. For DC Comics’ SUICIDE SQUAD, that someone is Amanda Waller. When the main casting was announced weeks ago, the actress who would portray Waller was yet to be announced.

Now, Viola Davis has been confirmed for the pivotal fierce female role. In the DC Universe, it’s almost akin to Nick Fury’s role in THE AVENGERS movies.

The HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER star will join Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

SUICIDE SQUAD will be out on August 5, 2016.