If you’ve been following the recent Suicide Squad reports, you’ll know that nearly every cast member went through difficult (and for some, unusual) preparations. For Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Killer Croc in the film, his preparations involved witnessing cannibalism.
When director David Ayer informed Agbaje that his character eats people, he knew he’d have to go to a dark place to become that character. During an interview from the set report, he described his process of getting into character.
“…There’s [a video of] this guy that I’d play every single day, and I have it right on my phone. It’s a Japanese cannibal…Issei Sagawa, who ate a French model. As sick as it sounds, the moment I start to play that video, I’m in the form of Croc, because it’s really important for this creature to be thirsty for flesh, even when he’s around The Squad.”
As nauseating as that process sounds, Agbage seems to be pretty dedicated to becoming his character. After all, David Ayer loves the characters in his film, therefore the movie will lend some time to exploring Killer Croc, including how exactly a flesh eating villain will behave when being surrounded to the very things he consumes.
“They always have to be wary and be aware of the fact that, at any moment, he might get the hunger and just take an arm But also, the relationship to want to do that. Does he do it because he likes it? Does he do it to set a message to his enemies, like instill fear? Whatever reason he does it, he does do it… So those are some of the things that take me in to cannibals. It’s not a pretty thing. But it gets me there…”
Everyone’s focus will no doubt be on the main characters like Joker, Deadshot, and Harley Quinn, but its kind of awesome to see other characters, like Killer Croc, having more to do. Speaking of Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie also commented on how her character views the Croc. As you might expect, her comments are those of someone who’s truly insane.
“… For some reason I think she really likes Killer Croc and looks at him like a teddy bear. She looks at him and says “I love him.” And I think she thinks that Diablo is the coolest one because he has the coolest super power.”
Is it possible to love this Harley Quinn even more? This movie cannot open soon enough! Advance tickets go on sale tomorrow.