ComingSoon.net caught up with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and he teased Killer Croc’s fighting style in Suicide Squad, some water scenes, and what it was like transforming himself into one of Batman’s deadliest villains.
On Killer Croc’s makeup and prosthetics
“The head and shoulders are prosthetic that were glued onto my face and then the body down was painted,” Akinnuoye-Agbaje explains. “It took about five hours to do, but it was something that was a challenge that I was up for because I wanted to set a new standard for what can be done with prosthetics. We could have easily CGI’d this, but David [Ayer] was insistent on their being an actor to bring out the soul of the character. It gave me an opportunity to show what I could do with prosthetics.”
On his research and Killer Croc’s fighting style
“I looked at all of it,” he says. “I went back to the young Waylon Jones. The animated series. I had my own take, too. I researched cannibalism. I actually went out and watched real crocodiles, too. We incorporated some of the real life fight techniques that crocodiles do when they kill their prey. The death roll.”
On Killer Croc fighting in the water
“Oh, you’re going to get more than one water scene!” he laughs. “I’m a croc after all, man. That’s my territory!”
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