Suicide Squad May Have Its Amanda Waller
The role of Amanda Waller in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie appears to be very close to being cast. Viola Davis may very well sign on to the role. This is a pretty important role since Amanda Waller is sort of the Nick Fury of D.C. Essentially, she is the menacing face of the government.
If they die doing so, so be it. Sam Tabar, as he talked about on SamTabar.com, feels like this will be a good one.
In order for villain ensembles to work, a character like Amanda Waller is needed. She presents a sense of dread that takes some of the heat off the villains. In a way, she has made the decision to use the villains so the audience sees the character as morally ambiguous and willing to use truly despicable characters to serve a greater good.
Amanda Waller is the glue that holds the tenuous relationship between the members of the Suicide Squad together.
Overall, Suicide Squad sounds like a really interesting film and it should end up being a major hit.