Following the two new cast members revealed yesterday, TheWrap reports that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (who took on the role of Kurse in Thor: The Dark World, “LOST”) is set to play Killer Croc in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Suicide Squad.
He joins a cast that includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Raymond Olubowale and Scott Eastwood.
Created by Gerry Conway and Gene Colan in the early ’80s, Killer Croc’s real name is Waylon Jones. He was born with a medical condition that likens his appearance to a crocodile as he ages. A frequent Batman villain, Croc is notable for killing the parents of Jason Todd, which set him on the path to becoming the second Robin.
Originally created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad was retooled into its current iteration as villains working off their sentence by John Ostrander. The team has included countless DC villains (and heroes) among its ranks throughout the years. It’s also been a staple of recent DC media. “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team.
Written and directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad will begin production next month and hits theaters on August 5, 2016.