Viola Davis Is 'Blown Away' By Suicide Squad

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Suicide Squad may be full of the DC Universe’s biggest monsters, but they’re monsters with hearts of gold.

At least, that’s what actress Viola Davis, who plays Squad leader Amanda Waller, thinks. Davis recently spoke about Suicide Squad, which she just finished, and praised director David Ayer’s ability to humanize the dark and grisly DC Cinematic Universe.

“You know, Batman is a darker character, Harley Quinn, the Joker, and what David Ayer has managed to do is humanize them,” Davis told Deadline. “I think that you see it in the trailer too–just something different about it that makes you lean in. What he’s explored is the pathology behind all of these characters, so you just get that extra spin that gives you the flavor and a look which is very different.”

But don’t expect Suicide Squad to be a quiet a introspection into the minds of deranged killer and psychopaths. Squad is still a comic book summer blockbuster, which David says Ayer will more than honor.

"At the same time, you get all the stuff that you’ve gotten before, which is the action, the special effects, the great makeup. 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. It’s been a real pleasure working on it with David Ayer.


Are you excited to see David Ayer balance both brains and brawn in Suicide Squad? Which character do you think will have the most humanity? Let us know in the comments!

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