Nerd Editorial: Viola Davis-How to get away with Suicide

With the casting of Viola Davis in the new Suicide Squad movie, all I can say is there aren’t many other people I personally could consider for the role of Amanda Waller. Nicknamed “the Wall”, she is a former congressional aide and government agent often placed in charge of the Suicide Squad, a semi-secret government-run group of former supervillains working in return for amnesty. She later served as Secretary of Metahuman Affairs under President Lex Luthor, before being arrested in the wake of Luthor’s public fall from grace.

Amanda_Waller_0002Having several media incarnations, including Smallville, Arrow, Justice League Unlimited on televsion and the Green Lantern movie from 2011, I’m interested to see what the former Prosecutor from Law and Order Viola Davis can bring to the role. Viola Davis has shown not just in the Law and Order franchise that she has the chops to play an amazing Amanda Waller, but she’s also got that sense of “I’m going to rip your shit out of your dickhole if you fuck with me” essence that I think Amanda Waller should have. She’s also been reported as a DC comic fangirl, which tells me as a comic fan that she knows the kind of attitude to bring to Wallers character. Read more about her being a fangirl here (

Suicide Squad is due for release August 5th, 2016.