With filming about to start next month in Toronto and the seemingly never-ending stream of casting announcements, it's pretty surprising that Warner Bros. is still announcing characters to join Suicide Squad.
According to TheWrap, the most recent addition to the film is someone who is not unfamiliar to the world of superhumans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ([Thor: The Dark World](movie:206462), Lost). Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing the Batman reptilian supervillain and Gotham's aspiring crime kingpin, Killer Croc.
While both Akinnuoye-Agbaje's representatives and the studio have yet to confirm this casting announcement, that hasn't stopped anyone from speculating how the introduction of Killer Croc will tie into DC's Cinematic Universe.
While Killer Croc isn't a member of the Suicide Squad in the comics, he is still one of Batman's more popular villains. Introducing him and building a backstory in this film could be a means to pave the way for him to reappear other Batman-related films.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje joins David Ayer's film and powerhouse ensemble cast including: Jared Leto (Joker), Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), and Cara Delevingne (Enchantress).
Two more recently confirmed cast members include Scott Eastwood and Raymond Olubowale. Their official roles are still currently unknown, but sources claim that Olubowale could play the other anthropomorphized animal villain and Suicide Squad regular, King Shark, and Eastwood will play Steve Trevor.
There have also been rumors that [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870)'s villain Lex Luthor, Jesse Eisenberg, could play a significant role in in Suicide Squad. Although there's still no confirmation, yet again, it would tie the DC Cinematic Universe together nicely.
If that's not enough, there is even more word that the villainess Plastique will make a small appearance in the film. In the comics, Plastique only joined Suicide Squad for a single mission, but that's not to say that the whoever's cast won't be included any of the movies DC currently has on their slate.
Exactly how all of these incredible actors and characters will be able to fit into [Suicide Squad](movie:2283363) is beyond me.
Is it just me, or is this movie starting to look a little busy with characters? Plus, given some of the A-list talent that DC-Warner Bros. has been able to cast, and their presumably busy schedules, I'm curious to see if their roles will extend beyond Suicide Squad. But I guess that's a concern for a later date!
Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.