Schedule to make their first appearance as a team on The CW’s Arrow next month, March 19, 2014, here’s a just-released look at the fully assembled Suicide Squad, led by Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller (a younger version of the character Angela Bassett played in the,Green Lantern movie). Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Mark Scheffer/Shrapnel (Sean Maher), Floyd Lawton/Deadshot (Michael Rowe), Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson), and Diggle (David Ramsey) round out the team, as you can see in the image above.
In 2009, Amanda Waller was ranked as IGN’s 60th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time, for whatever that’s worth!
I believe it was years ago when DC Comics relaunched/revamped a series of titles, including the Suicide Squad, which fanboys/girls protested because of one very significant change from before the series was revamped/relaunched – and that change was in the Amanda Waller character.
Words like “Fail” and “Radical” were been used to described Waller’s makeover from, shall we say full-bodied, rotund, and not particularly *hot,* to a younger, rather svelte, although curvy and busty version. The argument there was that, in the past, fans felt it was great that a *normal* looking character appeared in a superhero Comic book; but, post-relaunch of the series, DC Comics caved into youthful expectations and, made the character blend in with the rest of the hard-bodied, slim-waisted, voluptuous, if unrealistic-looking hotties that rule comic book pages… in a nutshell.
So, I suppose Addai-Robinson is closer to the *new age* version of Waller, than the former.
The Suicide Squad episode of Arrow, written by Keto Shimizu and Bryan Q. Miller, is scheduled to air at 8 pm, March 19 on The CW.
Here’s a better look at the team, courtesy of CBR: