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“Legends” Casts it’s Villain

November 9, 2009

16480890RKC_Erika119200933043PMSeriously something wild is going on in the world of Smallville.  They’ve gone from stunt casting to scoring the most uber-cool actors in the Biz to show up on the series.  Michael Ausiello reported today that Agent Amanda Waller will be played by Pam Grier. Her character, quite rightfully appeared in a comic in 1986 titled LEGENDS.

Ausiello says: Blaxploitation icon-turned-L-Word staple Pam Grier is joining the cast for multiple episodes, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Here’s a little info on Waller:

The people most responsible for shaping the character in her earliest appearances were John Ostrander and Kim Yale in the pages of the second Suicide Squad series in the late 1980s.

Nicknamed “the Wall”, she is a former congressional aide and government agent often placed in charge of the Suicide Squad, a semi-secret government-run group of former supervillains 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, before being arrested in the wake of Luthor’s public fall from grace. Waller was recently reassigned to the leadership of Checkmate as White Queen, but has been forced to resign because of her involvement in Operation Salvation Run.

Interesting…obviously her story will likely be her origins, can’t wait to see how Smallville spins her appearance! Click HERE for more info on Waller.

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