Suicide Squad star Viola Davis who plays character Amanda Waller, spoke with Deadline, in her hit television show 'How To Get Away With Murder', was asked about how filming Suicide Squad was. Davis shared her insight on how David Ayer was able to humanize the characters in Suicide Squad and much more. Here's what she had to say.
What’s happening with Suicide Squad–have you wrapped yet?
I have one more day, which I’m flying out for this weekend. I’ve been working on the film since April 1st. It sounds like a lot, but I haven’t been working every day. I haven’t done a lot of comic book movies, actually I’ve done none! DC Comics have a tendency to have darker characters. You know, Batman is a darker character, Harley Quinn, the Joker, and what David Ayer has managed to do is humanize them. 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. And 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. So, it’s been a real pleasure working on it with David Ayer.
Wow! I'm very interested to see how Ayer handles these characters now in Suicide Squad, specifically the relationship between Batman and Joker. And with Viola Davis' comments regarding Batman, does that mean his role will be bigger than what being shown? We'll just have to find out.
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