Cynthia Addai-Robinson Tagged to Play Amanda Waller

Posted by at 10:53 am on September 5, 2013

Cynthia RobinsonCynthia Addai-Robinson has been cast to play Amanda Waller, the A.R.G.U.S. agent in charge of the Suicide Squad in the CW drama Arrow’s second season.

Arrow is based on the chronicles of the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow.Waller will first appear in the 6th episode of the series’ upcoming second season.

She will apparently be a younger and slimmer version of the Waller character from the comics. You might remember that, Angela Bassett played Waller in the,Green Lantern movie that starred Ryan Reynolds.

If you are not familiar with the DC comics universe, basic info on the character is: She’s Nicknamed “The Wall,” she is a former congressional aide and government agent often placed in charge of the aforementioned Suicide Squad, a semi-secret government-run group of former super-villains working in return for amnesty. She also was the former leader (code rank: White Queen) of the covert-ops organization, Checkmate. She later served as Secretary of Metahuman Affairs under President Lex Luthor.

Some of her abilities include being highly trained in logistics, strategic management, military tactics, game theory, and espionage.

On the small screen, Pam Grier played her in Smallville – the once-popular super hero TV series based on Superman, on the CW network. Also worth noting, in the straight-to-dvd animated adaptation of the comic book,Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, CCH Pounder voiced the role of Amanda Waller.

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