We have some interesting casting updates for Suicide Squad today. Two new characters have joined the cast, while we have some updates on two others.
First up, according to The Wrap, the DC supervillain ensemble has cast Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as none other than Killer Croc, an iconic enemy of Batman. This will mark the big screen debut for Waylon Jones. This also marks the second comic book villain role for Adewale, as he previously played both Algrim the Strong and Kurse in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World.
The Wrap also adds that actress Karen Fukuhara has been cast in a unspecified role. Regarding that, Latino-Review says that she could be playing Plastique. Apparently, the character – who is a member of the Squad – is shown in a nightclub scene. The movie will mark her big screen debut and her third live action appearance overall, following appearances on The CW’s Smallville and The Flash.
Meanwhile, Latino-Review has also weighed in on a couple other recent casting additions to Suicide Squad. As previously rumored, boxer-turned-actor Raymond Olubowale is playing King Shark, and he will do motion capture for the role. He is also playing a separate character, a bodyguard for Amanda Waller.
More interesting, however, is Scott Eastwood. Latino-Review reveals that the son of Clint Eastwood will play none other than Steve Trevor, who is traditionally a love interest of Wonder Woman. Apparently, this casting was supposed to be under wraps, and Trevor is only a cameo in Suicide Squad – likely to set up a bigger role in 2017’s Wonder Woman movie. Additionally, Eastwood was shortlisted for the role of Rick Flagg before Joel Kinnaman was cast. And considering the New 52 influences on this and other DC movies, perhaps A.R.G.U.S. will play a role?
Finally, El Mayimbe has another Suicide Squad tidbit. According to him, the movie will take place between the events of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This may surprise fans who were expecting Suicide Squad to take place *after* Dawn of Justice, since the latter will be released first. Still, pretty cool news. Stay tuned for more as we have it.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters August 5th, 2016. The third installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, Karen Fukuhara, Viola Davis and Jared Leto. David Ayer writes and directs.