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Led By Amanda Waller, The Suicide Squad Assembles In First Look Image Ahead Of 3/19 Debut

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 21, 2014 at 1:50PM

Led By Amanda Waller, The Suicide Squad Assembles In First Look Image Ahead Of 3/19 Debut
Suicide Squad as to be seen on "Arrow"
Suicide Squad as to be seen on "Arrow"

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.

According to Comic Book Resources, the TV Suicide Squad will have a lot in common with its comic book inspiration, which I'd guess will be of significance to those of you who are familiar with the comic, and have been following the TV series the team will be appearing in.

Arrow is based on the chronicles of the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow.

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:

This article is related to: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, David Ramsey, Michael Jai White, TV News

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