26 March 2010

Spotlight on Amanda Waller

It looks like DC is hoping to establish a larger movie continuity centered around a large organization akin to S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced in Iron Man. It was just announced that Angela Basset has been cast as Amanda Waller in the upcoming Green Lantern movie. Just who is Ms. Waller? Lets take a look. Dr. Amanda Waller AKA "The Wall" first appeared in 1986 in Legends #1. She served as the head of Task Force X AKA the Suicide Squad, a semi-secret government-run group of former supervillains working in return for amnesty. She was also the former leader (code rank: White Queen) of the covert-ops organization, Checkmate.

Wally the Whaler Waller made her onscreen debut in 2004's Justice League Unlimited where she led the secret government organzization Project Cadmus, in developing checks and balances against potential threats such as a rogue Superman. She filled quite a significant role during a two season story arc.

The portly princess was next seen in 2009's Superman Batman: Public Enemies. In this movie, Waller served as an adviser on superhuman affairs to President Lex Luthor. She also resisted his romantic advances.

Most recently, Mandy and Checkmate appeared in the Absolute Justice Smallville movie event where she played the puppetmaster in coaxing the JSA out of retirement by playing their old foes Icicle. She also seems to have issues with the Justice League and Watchtower which will continue to play out during the close of season 9.

More appearances of Amanda are welcome as they will only give us more to love. Not quite sure how she will fit into Green Lantern, but that development is at least intriguing.


  1. I just wish CC Pounder (the voice of Amanda in JLU & Superman/Batman) played her in Smalville. She's got the chops. In Wearhouse 13 she does an amazing job in a role that is everything Wall except the name.

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