Could Oprah Winfrey end up helping the villains of DC Comics find their best life? If Warner Bros. gets its wish, Winfrey could be giving out suicide missions to the likes of The Joker, Deadshot, Rick Flag, Harley Quinn, Boomerang and Enchantress.
According to Variety, the former talk show queen is Warner Bros first choice to portray Suicide Squad wrangler Amanda Waller. Though she isn't the only actress whose name is being mentioned.
Warners still has the role of Amanda Waller, the character who oversees the team (similar to Nick Fury in the Marvel universe), to cast before the film goes into production. The studio’s shortlist of actresses being eyed for the role includes Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Oprah Winfrey, whom sources say would be WB’s first choice for the part.
Warner Bros. announced the official casting for its team of villains by revealing Jared Leto will portray The Joker. Will Smith has been cast as Deadshot. Tom Hardy scored the role of Rick Flag. Margot Robbie snagged the popular Harley Quinn. Jai Courtney will play Boomerang and Cara Delevingne will be Enchantress.