The initial announcement of the Suicide Squad main cast back in December stirred up plenty of interest among superhero movie fans, and not just because the film will feature the return of the Joker, this time in the form of Oscar winner Jared Leto. The main team includes Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Morgot Robbie as Harley Quinn and more. Throw in Viola Davis as the intimidating Amanda Waller, and you've got a total of seven characters we were expecting to be in the film from the outset.
Those seven characters generated plenty of excitement among fans wondering what director David Ayer will do with this band of DC Comics misfits, but in the months since rumors and reports all over the web have brought up a whole host of other characters for the film, from some who seem like a natural fit to some we might never have expected. We've heard about everyone from fan favorites like Deathstroke to lesser-known villains like the Thinker and Antiphon, and just today reports broke that Steve Trevor might be popping up with a cameo appearance in the flick. Even Batman's rumored to show up, but we're still not at the end of the rumored list of characters joining Suicide Squad in some form or other. Thanks to new reports today we've got not one, not two, but three more characters to consider.
Earlier today, wrapped up in his Steve Trevor report, Latino Review's Umberto Gonzalez also mentioned that he's hearing that Nigerian actor and boxer Raymond Olubowale (Resident Evil: Retribution) has joined the film in two different roles, acting both as a member of Amanda Waller's security detail and as a motion capture artist for supervillain and sometime Squad member King Shark.
Then came The Wrap's Jeff Sneider, who reported that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) has joined the film and will play Batman villain (and Batman: The Animated Series fan favorite) Killer Croc. Sneider also noted that actress Karen Fukuhara has been cast in an unknown role. Building on that report, Gonzalez then reported at Latino Review that Fukuhara is set to play DC villain and sometime Squad member Plastique, who's recently seem some live-action exposure on The CW's The Flash.
So that's three more DC Comics villains, two of whom have decidedly monstrous looks traditionally, joining an already character-packed movie. These reports are still unconfirmed, and we don't yet know how much screen time each character will get, but these are some exciting choices if they're true. I for one know who I'm particularly interested in seeing on the big screen ...
Oh, and one more thing. Gonzalez also dropped this tidbit on Twitter about the film's place in the DC Movieverse timeline:
FREE TWITTER SCOOP! SUICIDE SQUAD is set & takes place between events of MAN OF STEEL & BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. RT— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) March 31, 2015
Suicide Squad hits theaters, with a bevy of DC Comics characters in its corner, on Aug. 5, 2016.