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