Word is making the Internet rounds that Suicide Squad has added yet another cast member to the already staggering list of talent involved in what’s turning out to be DC & Warner Brother‘s biggest thrust in creating a cinematic universe. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Thor: The Dark World) is reported to have signed on to play Killer Croc.
For those that aren’t familiar with the Killer Croc character here’s the Killer Croc Batman Wiki entry:
Killer Croc, born Waylon Jones, is a criminal and nemesis of Batman. He was born with an extreme form of the medical condition Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, which caused his appearance to develop progressively into that of a crocodile, hence his name. His mother died in childbirth, and his father abandoned him. Waylon was raised by his abusive aunt; her persistent alcoholism prevented him from growing up in a suitable environment. As a teenager, Waylon had no friends, and was the object of ridicule of those who knew him. Jones was a regular visitor to the juvenile detention center and was finally tried and convicted as an adult when he was sixteen. He murdered a fellow prisoner who mocked his appearance but nonetheless was out on parole “after eighteen years behind bars. Out of prison, he found a job in a carnival sideshow … wrestling alligators”. “I broke their backs with my bare hands,” Jones later recalled. “Then I got smart. I had the strength, I had the hate — why shouldn’t I USE it to get what I wanted? ‘Killer Croc’ — that’s what they called me. But some day, SOME DAY, I knew they’d call me KING!”
Many of the actors and actresses in these latest casting decisions might not have huge roles, in fact some might just be in a quick background scene, or perhaps only their voice will be heard, but Warner Bros is laying the foundation for future appearances.
I find myself not questioning the latest casting, those have all been very solid. I can’t wait to see Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje take on the Killer Croc role, he’ll be fantastic in bringing out the tortured side of Killer Croc to the big screen. I do find myself worried that Warner Brothers is trying to squeeze too much into this one movie. Just look at the cast already:
Will Smith – Deadshot
Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn
Jared Leto – The Joker
Jai Courtney – Captain Boomerang
Cara Delevingne – Enchantress
Joel Kinnaman – Rick Flag
Viola Davis – Amanda Waller
Raymond Olubowale and Scott Eastwood in yet to be announced roles.
Is this going to be a case of sensory overload for movie goers? What do you think?
David Ayer, who wrote and will direct Suicide Squad begins principle shooting next month. Suicide Squad hits theater screens August 5th, 2016.