It only took 3 months to get this confirmed, but it looks like the deal is done. Viola Davis will be joining other A-List actors, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Jared Leto on the film. Waller’s character runs A.R.G.U.S.  (Advanced Research Group United Support), who enlists a bunch of super villains to perform tasks for them at any costs. The name Suicide Squad refers to the fact that these missions have very little chance at being a success and will likely result in death. Waller offers up the freedom for these villains in exchange for them completing the mission.

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The film will be directed by David Ayer (Fury) and with the inclusion of Davis, looks like it could be a bigger contender than The Justice League, to take on Marvel films like Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. As more news comes about the film, we’ll be sure to keep you posted here at DFAT.

Make sure to found off in the comments what you think of this casting choice. Davis was said to be going up against Oprah Winfrey for the role, though I never really believed that.

Scoop via Latino-Review