During the Black Adam panel at San Diego Comic-Con, it has been confirmed that Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller will be returning to the DCEU in the Dwayne Johnson movie.
Viola Davis first appeared as Amanda Waller in the DCEU in 2016’s Suicide Squad. She went on to reprise the role in the 2021 sequel The Suicide Squad and its spinoff HBO Max series, Peacemaker. Waller is the head of the US government organization, A.R.G.U.S.
While her appearances so far have focused on Amanda Waller’s interaction with her recruits for Taskforce X – the Suicide Squad – DC fans will now get to see her in a slightly different role in Black Adam.
Amanda Waller, Black Adam & The JSA
The cast and crew of Black Adam have been appearing at San Diego Comic-Con to promote the film during Warner Bros.’ presentation in Hall H.
During the Black Adam panel, it was announced that Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller would be returning in the upcoming DCEU film, which stars Dwayne Johnson as the magically powered antihero. As well as Waller, the film will see Black Adam meeting the Justice Society of America.
Amanda Waller has generally had a pretty scathing view of superheroes in the past, so it will be interesting to see how she interacts with JSA members such as Pierce Brosnan’s Dr. Fate and Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman.
Given Black Adam’s moral ambiguity, he is likely to have an even more strained relationship with the A.R.G.U.S. director. The extent of Amanda Waller’s role in Black Adam is not yet clear, but as the film features a powerful antihero at its core, she could well be appearing as an antagonist.
Here is the synopsis for Black Adam:
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the DCEU film stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.
Black Adam opens in theaters on October 21, 2022. Be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the upcoming film, as well as the future of Dwayne Johnson in the DCEU, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content.