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Akinnuoye-Agbaje Reportedly Cast as Batman Villain in “Suicide Squad”

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Akinnuoye-Agbaje Reportedly Cast as Batman Villain in “Suicide Squad”

Killer Croc appears to be the latest DC Comics villain in Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” ensemble: The Wrap reports that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast as the well-known Batman adversary, one of multiple DC villains set to appear in the 2016 film. The Wrap states representatives for Warner Bros. and Akinnuoye-Agbaje did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Additionally, the outlet reports that Karen Fukuhara — with no listed IMDb credits, presumably a Hollywood newcomer — has been cast in an as-yet undisclosed role.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje has a long history in genre fare, famously appearing as Mr. Eko on “Lost,” along with roles in “The Mummy Returns,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “Thor: The Dark World.” He appears with “Suicide Squad” star Will Smith in “Concussion,” a sports film scheduled for release late this year.

Killer Croc was created by Gerry Conway and Don Newton, and first appeared in 1983’s “Batman” #357. Killer Croc has appeared in multiple other-media adaptations of the Batman mythos, including “Batman: The Animated Series,” multiple animated features and video games, but this will be the character’s live-action debut.

Directed by David Ayer and starring Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, “Suicide Squad” is scheduled for release on Aug. 5, 2016. Production is expected to start in April.

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