We’re getting ever closer to the dawn of the DC Comics Universe on film, with the release next March of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Just a few months later, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad will be the first movie released to expand that universe outside the realm of Superman, Batman, and the Justice League, and it looks like we now have two new cast members entering the mix for the film.
According to a report from Variety, both Scott Eastwood and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje have joined the cast of the anti-hero film, though the roles of both men haven’t been solidly confirmed. In a report from The Wrap, which first reported the casting, Akinnuoye-Agbaje — who also appeared in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World as the Dark Elf Kurse — will be playing infamous Batman villain Killer Croc. As for Eastwood, Latino Review is reporting that he will only be a cameo in the role of Steve Trevor. Trevor’s name should be exceedingly familiar to fans of Wonder Woman, as in most versions of her DC Comics origin story, it’s Trevor that, as a pilot, accidentally crash lands on Themyscira and is partially responsible for her transformation into the heroic Justice League member.
Killer Croc would certainly be an interesting addition to the cast of Suicide Squad, and would also represent something of a departure from the way many villains have been portrayed in DC Comics movies, particularly The Dark Knight Trilogy by Christopher Nolan. Those movies tended toward a more realistic perspective, making sub-human characters like Croc a bit of an impossibility. While Croc has never actually been on the Squad in the comics, rumors persist about Arkham Asylum appearing in the film, which may indicate how Croc, Joker, and perhaps other Batman villains could enter the story — along with the rumor that Batman himself will be featured in some way.
Still, everything outside the actual casting of these actors is speculation at this point, and we’ll certainly be keeping an eye on this story as it develops. Suicide Squad is expected to begin production soon, with a release date of August 5th, 2016.
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