Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Talks About Killer Croc's "Tortured Childhood" In SUICIDE SQUAD

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Talks About Killer Croc's "Tortured Childhood" In SUICIDE SQUAD

Villains like Killer Croc don't often have a soft side or much humanity left, but according to Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Croc will be expressing himself through cat sculptures in David Ayer's Suicide Squad...

Killer Croc will be making his big screen debut in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, but just how much of a monster will this version of Croc be? During the Suicide Squad set visits, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje spoke about bringing one of the most fearsome members of the Dark Knight's rogues gallery to life, and shining a light on his human side. "We’re not about just making this beast. We’re making a being," Akinnuoye-Agbaje told IGN. "He’s somewhat tortured and abused from his childhood. It dictates his reactions, from him wanting to go underground. He’s always been ostracized and ridiculed for how he looks. What he’s done is embrace that. Instead of saying ‘I’m ugly’, he’s says ‘I’m beautiful’. Instead of going underground as if he’s hiding, he says ‘this is my kingdom’. He’s kind of reversed some of his childhood abuse into allowing him to become what he is, which is really the next threat to take over Gotham. That’s really what his ultimate goal is. One of the reasons is probably because obviously power, respect but people liking him. And if you don’t, you’re going to have to if he’s got power. So all of those elements play into it."

Even with his menacing presence, in the comics, Croc is known to have a soft side for the children of Gotham City, and according to 
Akinnuoye-Agbaje, we might be seeing that softer side of Killer Croc. "I think it’s pretty much how he expresses himself. He’s very primal, carnal. He’s a creature. And those felines, those are his brethren. And so, if he’s making sculptures that reflect that, it may be a pet that he may have had when he was a child. Things like that. "He’s very creative. Again, another aspect that you’re going to see to him, just when you think you’ve got him pegged, he does something very surprising and makes these beautiful sculpted pieces. It’s a testament to the gentle, creative side of him. David [Ayer, the director] is very much about bringing that out and juxtaposing it with the visceral, viscous, barbaric creature that he has to be when he needs to be." Are you interested in seeing Killer Croc express himself through arts and crafts in Suicide Squad?

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