A majority of the official plot details on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad remain firmly under lock and key. However, thanks to a preponderance of rumors and speculation, an overall image is beginning to take shape as to what we may see in the supervillain team-up. Today’s latest tidbit hails from the most prolific source of info on the movie, Latino Review’s El Mayimbe, who has acquired further intel on one of the film’s newest arrivals.
One of the latest cast members officially announced to join the ensemble was Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who is slated to play Killer Croc. Amid those initial reports were tiny shards of detail, pointing toward the direction in which Ayer may take the villainous character, but nothing concrete. And while a rumor can’t be classed as “official verification,” this crop of fresh details originate from a source with a solid track record for scoops.
Per El Mayimbe’s post, in Suicide Squad, Killer Croc – real name Waylon Jones – will appear as the leader of a prison gang at the Belle Reve Penitentiary. This aligns with previous speculation, suggesting that the Joker would spend the bulk of his screentime locked up in some form of institution. But, if you’re expecting an enemy bro-fest behind those walls, then alas, it probably won’t happen. Croc’s appearance is being touted as a cameo. It’s thought that he re-emerges later on to serve a large component in a big sequence toward the end of the film, likely opposite Will Smith’s Deadshot.
Turning to the physical attributes of the character, we know – based on comic lore – that Jones is transformed into the sewer-dwelling beastie on account of his genetic defect. His appearance shifts until he is twisted into the Killer Croc. And fans of physical effects will be pleased to know that in order to accurately represent his comic book form, Ayer and his VFX team won’t be rustling him up via CGI. Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be kitted out in heavy makeup that will likely incorporate the use of prosthetics. As moviegoers are beginning to voice their dissatisfaction with computer-generated effects taking a precedent over old school techniques, Ayer’s Suicide Squad looks like it could be earning a legion of intrigued cinemagoers based on that fact alone.