Washington is no stranger to the superhero film genre, after appearing in 2005’s Fantastic Four, and plays a character very similar to Amanda Waller on Scandal. She’s shown that she can not only lead an ensemble, but do so with the authority and intimidation needed to make powerful people do her bidding. She’s long been at the top of my list for the role, so I personally hope that there’s some weight to these new reports.
If she is in fact up for the part, she’ll be the fourth actress to play a live-action incarnation of the character. Pam Grier played Waller in the later seasons of Smallville, Angela Bassett portrayed her in the ill-fated Green Lantern film, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson is currently playing her (and leading the Suicide Squad) on Arrow.
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