Rumor: Viola Davis Returning For James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’

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According to a new rumor, Viola Davis is returning as Amanda Waller for James Gunn’s upcoming DC film The Suicide Squad.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is on the horizon and so far, none of the original cast members from the 2016 Suicide Squad film have announced their return. In fact, it was recently revealed that Will Smith will not be reprising the role of Batman villain Deadshot.

It seems that one cast member is returning and that’s Viola Davis, who played team leader Amanda Waller in 2016’s Suicide Squad. According to We Got This Covered, Viola Davis will reprise her fan-favorite role but beyond that, no new details have been released regarding the line-up or story for the highly-anticipated addition to the DC Extended Universe.

The next addition to the DCEU, Shazam!, hits theaters this April, which will be followed by the Joaquin Phoenix-starring villain origin story Joker in October. After that, fans will finally see the return of Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie as the role of Harley Quinn in the Gotham City-centric team-up film Birds of Prey. There’s still no word yet on when other members of the former squad will make their big screen return.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as soon as more information becomes available. Are you excited for Viola Davis to return as Amanda Waller in James Gunn’s film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: We Got This Covered

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he’s one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes’ arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he’d love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I’ve always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he’s done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio’s best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c’mon, the guy’s look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn’t deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He’s charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he’s young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.