Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe (Precious, American Horror Story) reveals that she’d be up for a role in a superhero movie, specifically naming Suicide Squad‘s Amanda Waller as an example she’d like to play if that role is ever recast. She also made a pair of joking suggestions at two iconic characters she could take a shot at.
Sidibe recently spoke with Variety, who briefly talked to her about superhero movies and if she would be interested in joining one eventually. The actress seems to be a little more inclined to the DC Comics Universe than the Marvel Universe, if her serious suggestion and her two non-serious ones (Superman and Batman) are of any indication:
“I really like Amanda Waller. She’s a lawyer but she can clearly stretch herself… also, I want to fly, so why can’t I play Superman? Batman doesn’t have any superpowers. He’s not an alien, he’s a straight up human who happens to be rich. He’s like Super Privileged Man. He’s like White Privilege Man. But he’s got all these tools, and a super dark sense of being. He’s such a creep, and I feel I’m Batman because I’m a creep.”
Sidibe was more or less having a lot of fun with her answers, but it does seem like she’d have the ability to take on the role of Amanda Waller. That being said, it’s not likely that Viola Davis would part with the role anytime soon. Perhaps Sidibe would have an easier shot at it through one of DC’s television properties.
8 Best DC Extended Universe Side Characters So Far
The DC Extended Universe is filled with lots of characters. Some of them are superheroes and villains while others are simply supporting or side characters. They aren’t main characters, but they serve important roles in the lives and the stories of our heroes. They are very important and there have actually been some standout cases of interesting side characters that have appeared in the DCEU so far.
These characters have been a part of the DC Comics Universe for a very long time, but some of them have made their film debut through the DCEU. They each bring their own qualities to the table and deserve to be recognized for the parts that they play in assisting or sometimes getting in the way of the heroes we know and love.
Here are 8 of the best DC Extended Universe characters so far. Click Next to continue.