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Viola Davis Pretty Much Confirms Suicide Squad Casting, Says She's Excited About 'Powerful' Role

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We told you Viola Davis was strongly rumored to be leading the Suicide Squad

The How To Get Away With Murder star reportedly ​snagged the role of Amanda Waller from Oprah Winfrey and Octavia Spencer.

[ Related: Warner Bros Confirms DC's Suicide Squad ​Cast! Will Smith, Margot Robbie, & More! ]

Now Viola has confirmed she only has one contender left for the part: time.

She said:

"I've read up about her but I'm working out my schedule for Suicide Squad."

So now that she's read up on the government agent that stands up to superheroes and villains alike, what does she think?

She's impressed! She said:

"I'm fascinated by her. 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."

Heck yeah! We're excited to SEE her pick up a gun!

And speaking of guns, have you seen those arms?

[ Photos: Viola Davis Kills In A Figure-Hugging Frock At The People's Choice Awards! ]

She might as well pick up a Howitzer! LOLz!

Suicide Squad will be one of the first big DC expanded universe films, hitting theaters August 5, 2016.

[Image via DC Comics/Bauer Griffin Online.]

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One comment to “Viola Davis Pretty Much Confirms Suicide Squad Casting, Says She's Excited About 'Powerful' Role”

  1. 1

    such a great actress AND I am loving how she is wearing such bright, flattering colors lately…gorgeous!