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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is Joining 'Suicide Squad' as Killer Croc

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March 31, 2015
Source: The Wrap

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje / Killer Cros

The primary cast of Warner Bros. Pictures' forthcoming adaptation of DC Comics' property Suicide Squad is all assembled with Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Jared Leto as The Joker. Plus, Jay Hernandez is on board as El Diablo and Viola Davis is playing Amanda Waller. But yet another name has joined the cast as The Wrap reports "Lost" star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is taking the role of Waylon Jones, aka Killer Croc, a reptilian supervillain known for giving Batman a fair share of trouble.

For those interested, Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be crossing over from the Marvel cinematic universe where he played a dark elf villain turned beast in Thor: The Dark World. In addition, Suicide Squad will actually reunite the actor with Will Smith, who both star in the football drama Concussion produced by Ridley Scott. Akinnuoye-Agbaje will also be seen in "Game of Thrones" soon, so he's making the rounds of properties with rabid fanbases, which should be old territory for him after his turn as Mr. Eko on "Lost." The only thing that would sweeten his status would be a role in the Star Wars saga.

In addition, The Wrap also recently revealed that The Longest Ride star Scott Eastwood (son of Clint Eastwood) will be taking a role in Suicide Squad as well. The actor is said to be playing Steve Trevor, a character from the DC Comics universe who was a love interest of Wonder Woman. Could this be a red herring, or will this just be another thread that ties the film to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice? Speaking of which, as a bonus detail, Latino Review has revealed that Suicide Squad will take place between Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, so do with that what you will. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 34 Comments

1

Hope this stays grounded, don't like the ideea of transforming it into something childish and immature, there is marvel for that already.

qweqwu on Mar 31, 2015

2

DC movies have a different tone, a serious tone that creates a realistic feel to them. Just because Croc is in this, doesnt mean it will be "childish and immature".

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 31, 2015

3

the Batman films had a "realistic feel". Superman tried it and it was a Disaster porno equipped with Supes killing tons of people. the other DC films: not so much, how about GL? this is mostly a reply to the OP who sounds like he's a DC fanboy, so regardless of how good or bad the DC movies are, he'll still say they're better than Marvel.

ColtNoir on Apr 1, 2015

4

That's the most childish and immature opinion I've heard

JBroti on Mar 31, 2015

5

F**king rad!

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 31, 2015

6

amen to that brother!!

Angry Lester on Mar 31, 2015

7

I'm so stoked I got to see The Lizard in ASM2 and now I get to see Killer Croc in the DC universe. I've loved all this reptilian villains. And you know, as stoked as I am that Ade keeps getting all these roles....he was still one of my top picks to play Black Panther. Ade second to Djimon Hounsou.

JBroti on Mar 31, 2015

8

But he is black!....just kidding, f'n love this guy and should knock it out of the park.

mooreworthy on Mar 31, 2015

9

He plays such a lovable characters, like Adebisi

ProjectionistHP on Mar 31, 2015

10

Nice. Very nice. MR. EKO!

DAVIDPD on Mar 31, 2015

11

That's great he's coming to Thrones, such a good actor. I'll need to look out this Suicide Squad comic.

Carpola on Mar 31, 2015

12

Still boycotting.

Tuomas Lassila on Mar 31, 2015

13

Why? You are commenting with excitement on every Marvel news, now matter how mediacore it is. So I bet you'r into comic films, yet you are boycotting this before seeing any footage...

ProjectionistHP on Mar 31, 2015

14

Because two reasons: 1. I feel like Suicide Squad stole Sinister Six spotlight for being announced for an earlier elease date, and SS had a release date first. And now SS is delayed, or worse, cancelled and Suicide Squad is just chilling with attention. 2. I'm an immature Marvel fanboy who boycotts every DC movie no matter how hyped they are but still follows DC news for comparing.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 1, 2015

15

I'm also a bit of a marvel fanboy in general. But Batman and joker and the whole 'batverse' is at least as good as anything Marvel has created, or even better. Just bring me great stories and characters, studious name doesn't matter. ร„lรค ole fanipoika.

ProjectionistHP on Apr 1, 2015

16

OH MY GOD THAT WAS PERFECT FINNISH!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 1, 2015

17

Tuomas Lassila sounds like a bitter Marvel nerd.

Guest on Apr 1, 2015

18

As i predicted - bitter marvel fanboy who loves 10 year old jokes and cheesiness. Enjoy all your neat and shiny CGI action and kid-like humor.

Rock n Rollllll on Apr 1, 2015

19

Well I'll rather have that than dull, colourless visuals, humourless & unimpressive dialogue and non-mindblowing action.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 1, 2015

20

Haha. Even your rebuttles sound like right out of a cheesy Marvel script. Oh you kids.

Rock n Rollllll on Apr 1, 2015

21

Considering all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies cheesy scripts gain better reviews than Man Of Steel, I take that as a compliment.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 1, 2015

22

Well yeah sure, cause they're all reviews done by middleschoolers.

Rock n Rollllll on Apr 1, 2015

23

I didn't know Variety and other film magazines are run by middleschoolers.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 1, 2015

24

"I'm an immature Marvel fanboy"...Christ, I loved that you posted that...with irony too even though you seem to own it. Terrific, and thanks for the rest of your posts. At least you are honest and funny in being so.

Bo on Apr 1, 2015

25

Thanks, even though I can't really tell if this is a compliment or an insult, I'm bad at interpreting comments.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 1, 2015

26

Let me assure you that it was intended as a compliment. Wow, I really like you and your posts, Tuomas. You are very honest and I find that quite refreshing. Especially on this site where some of the fanboys can get pretty rude and cruel in their insecurities. You're just honest. Which makes you a good guy in my opinion. Keep posting. I like them from you. Take care, man.

Bo on Apr 1, 2015

27

Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 2, 2015

28

You're welcome. It's my pleasure to do so. Peace.

Bo on Apr 2, 2015

29

David Ayer will blow us away, simple! Great fucking director...

ari smulders on Mar 31, 2015

30

If Ayer wasn't directing, I would start to get concerned that this will end up in a complete mess. Non the less, this is starting to sound more and more interesting as it progresses.

ProjectionistHP on Mar 31, 2015

31

Agbaje is very good and I'm happy to see him getting work and attention. I will, however, pass on the comic-book movie stuff. It's just not my cup of tea!

Bo on Apr 1, 2015

32

Holy crap, almost thought you were going to leave a nice comic book comment! Classic Bo.

mooreworthy on Apr 1, 2015

33

Indeed, I am THAT I Am, and no regrets...but not a chance regarding comic book stuff.

Bo on Apr 2, 2015

34

OMG YES! I never woulda thought Adebisi for killer croc, just some "meh" or worse "actor" near 7ft. This is probably the best comic casting ever, as nobody ever dominated and struck fear into a community of killers and lunatics like Adebisi did in Oz.

Akirakorn on Apr 1, 2015

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