Classic Batman villain Killer Croc will be heading to Suicide Squad and he’ll be played by none other than Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
According to The Wrap, the 47-year-old Lost actor has been cast as Killer Croc in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie.
“Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is switching sides and moving from Marvel to DC, as he’s set to play Killer Croc in WB’s ‘Suicide Squad’,” they revealed. “Representatives for Warner Bros. and Akinnuoye-Agbaje did not immediately respond to requests for comment.”
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Of course, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is perhaps best known as Mr Eko in the hugely successful TV series, Lost. But he’s also appeared in Thor: The Dark World in two different roles.
But after making the jump from Marvel to DC who is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje playing?
Killer Croc is a classic Batman villain, best known for his lizard-like features. Known as Waylon Jones, he was born with a form of atavism which left him with largely reptilian traits. Hulkingly powerful and a merciless foe, he soon became one of the weirder members of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery. And now he’s going to be heading to the big screen.
But how will that work?
Although little has been confirmed about the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, it’s thought that it will fit in alongside the rest of DC’s cinematic universe. But with a largely gritty and realistic representation of DC heroes, I can’t help thinking that a six-foot hulking lizard foe might be pushing the boundaries a bit too far.
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Of course, it’s possible that Warner Bros. could instead take inspiration from the comic book character and create something entirely different. But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
Either way, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje looks set to being Killer Croc to the big screen. And I can’t help thinking he’s a great choice.
Suicide Squad heads to cinemas on 5 August 2016.
Do you think Killer Croc will fit in with Suicide Squad? Will the character be faithful to the comic books? Let us know what you think in the comments below…