Viola Davis is happy to have worked with David Ayer in the upcoming superhero film “Suicide Squad.” In her recent interview with Deadline, the actress praised the director.
“I’m blown away by the movie. Once I saw the trailer, I was like, “Oh, my God. He really is a magician.” I mean, I had no idea. So, it’s been a real pleasure working on it with David Ayer,” she said.
She added that Ayer has humanized the characters, and has “explored the pathology” behind them. This reportedly lends a different flavor to the film. Along with the realistic depiction of the superheroes, the film also has special effects and action, said Davis.
Davis plays the role of Amanda Waller, a ruthless high-ranking government official. In the comics, She has been portrayed as someone who is extremely intelligent and believes in achieving her goals under the garb of national security. She runs fictional government agencies, including A.R.G.U.S and Checkmate.
Waller supervises the dangerous missions of Suicide Squad. Created by John Ostrander, Len Wein and John Byrne, the character first made her appearance in 1986 comic, Legends No.1.
In the film, Davis’ character will direct the Squad, to perform a dangerous black-ops mission. The members of the Squad will consist of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Joker (Jared Leto), Deadshot (Will Smith), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and others.
Davis has recently wrapped up her scenes for the film, and she also tweeted about her last day at the film’s set in Toronto.
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) August 27, 2015
The film is based on the comic book with the same name by John Ostrander. The film has been produced by Richard Suckle, Charles Roven and Colin Wilson and Roman Vasyanov has done the cinematography. "Suicide Squad" will be released on Aug. 5, 2016.