“Suicide Squad” Actor Addresses Absence From Upcoming Sequel

The upcoming film The Suicide Squad is currently slated to feature a large ensemble cast including new and returning characters. Despite several familiar faces appearing in the sequel, one star from the first film has made it known that he has little interest to return.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje who is known for his role as Killer Croc in Suicide Squad recently spoke up about the follow up to the 2016 film, telling Yahoo Movies UK,

“I don’t think I need to [do it again], to be honest I did it, I enjoyed it, it bought me a Bentley and I will keep moving on.”

While it can be evident that Akinnuoye-Agbaje has no problem getting candid about his feelings, he also goes on to open up about the criticism of Suicide Squad and any percieved backlash.

“Particularly that kind of genre movie, I don’t take the criticisms or reactions too seriously. It’s supposed to be just fun.”

The Suicide Squad is written and directed by Guardians of the Galaxy mastermind James Gunn, who has made a name for himself from his superhero genre work. In an attempt to get Gunn on board with DC, Warner Bros. offered him a take on various DC characters which reportedly included a Man of Steel sequel. Gunn however, has expressed that his interest lies with Suicide Squad which leads to the upcoming 2021 film including a new incarnation of the team.

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The returning members includes Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) as the only ones to make a comeback. There will be plenty of new morally ambiguous characters appearing, with new cast members such as Nathan Fillion, Idris Elba, John Cena and Storm Reid.

As DC continues to work on establishing its extended universe, The Suicide Squad might just be an interesting way to see what comes next in the properties that have been connected thus far. Will you miss Akinnuoye-Agbaje or any of the others from Suicide Squad — or are you excited about the new additions for the sequel? Let us know your thoughts below!

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