Viola Davis, who plays Amanda Waller in “Suicide Squad,” said that the film is different from other superhero films. In her recent interview, the 49-year-old actor spoke about the tone of the film.
“I mean, you saw the trailer ... what you see is these superheroes have been humanized,” Davis said to Slash Film . “That’s what makes this kind of a different superhero movie.”
She also spoke about her filming schedule and how she managed to shoot the film alongside her ABC show “How To Get Away With The Murder.” ABC reportedly encouraged her to do the film.
“They were totally willing to work it out,” Davis said. “I’d never seen anything like it. Paul Lee came up to me and said, ‘Oh, I want you to have everything.’ Who does that? I was very lucky.”
In “Suicide Squad,” Davis’ character hires bad guys for her mission. The film’s first trailer shows her assembling the task force of the “most dangerous people on the planet,” thinking that they are capable of doing some good. Supervillains Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), who are seen locked up behind bars in the trailer, join the squad for the mission.
The supervillains will execute a dangerous black-ops mission in exchange for clemency. Davis’ character will reportedly guide them to work for a secret government agency.
Margot Robbie who plays Quinn has also said in her previous interview that the film has less fantastical elements and is more close to reality, reported MTV .
Directed by David Ayer, the film is being shot in Montreal. Many scenes of Jared Leto as Joker have been leaked online. The other star cast of the film includes Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez and Adam Beach.
Richard Suckle, Charles Roven and Colin Wilson produced the film. It opens Aug. 5, 2016.