Having recently played Kurse in Thor: The Dark World, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind and jumping ship over to DC. Jeff Sneider over at The Wrap is reporting that Akinnuoye-Agbaje has just signed on to play Killer Croc in David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins an expansive cast that features Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Oscar winner Jared Leto will take his turn as The Joker. No word is out on whether or not Leto’s Joker will speak entirely in plagiarized Frederick Douglass quotes.
That’s a lot of characters to cram into a film that is part of a growing interconnected cinematic universe, but it will only be the third film in this new universe. Rumors have also swirled that Ben Affleck will show up as Batman, as well as other Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Filming on Suicide Squad begins filming in April in anticipation of its release date slated for August 5th, 2016, less than 5 months after Batman v. Superman. The fact is, the success or failure of Suicide Squad could have major repercussions as to the future of the DC Cinematic Universe.
[UPDATED: Karen Fukuhara joins cast as Plastique]
RT! #suicidesquad #skwad #RUMOR There is a minor female role on the actual Squad – #PLASTIQUE There is a scene with her set in a nightclub & the rumor is Karen Fukuhara is playing that role. Unconfirmed till further notice but Plastique is in the movie. #DC #dccu #dcmovie #dccomics #KarenFukuhara #SCOOP
Shortly after our story about Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joining the Suicide Squad went up, El Mayimbe over at Latino Review has elaborated on some of the details in Jeff Sneider’s initial report. Within his report Sneider mentioned that Karen Fukuhara had also joined the cast of Suicide Squad in an undisclosed role. Well, El Mayimbe was able to report that Fukuhara is joining the cast as Plastique.
FREE TWITTER SCOOP! SUICIDE SQUAD is set & takes place between events of MAN OF STEEL & BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. RT
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) March 31, 2015