Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is jumping from Marvel to DC Comics, the former “Thor: The Dark World” actor will be playing the role of ‘Killer Croc’ in the highly-anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures’ film ‘Suicide Squad’. Karen Fukuhara and Scott Eastwood have also been added to cast, but their roles in the film have not been disclosed at this time.
David Ayer (“Fury”) is directing the new film, expected to release in 2016. Confirmed roles for the film include two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” upcoming “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Focus,” the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” upcoming “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress.
At the time of the original casting announcements the President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures (Greg Silverman) stated, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote ‘Training Day’ and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”
Ayer is also writing the script for “Suicide Squad,” which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers. The film is slated for release on August 5, 2016