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Michael Rooker in Talks to Play King Shark in James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’

James Gunn is looking to familiar faces to round out the main cast of his highly anticipated sequel, The Suicide Squad.

A new report from the Wrap says that Michael Rooker is in talks to play King Shark in The Suicide Squad, reteaming the actor with Gunn after his role acclaimed role as Yondu in the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies. The script comes from Gunn, which will carry on the story of DC villains being recruited by the government to carry out secret missions too dirty for the likes of Superman and Batman.

Created by Karl Kesel in 1994, the supervillain King Shark is a humanoid shark and the son of Chondrakha, the God of all Sharks. Originally introduced as a Superboy villain, King Shark has been a member of the Secret Six, the Secret Society of Super-Villains and the Suicide Squad. He has previously appeared in the CW’s Arrowverse.

Rooker will join the likes of David Dastmalchian, who will be playing Polkadot Man, John Cena as Peacemaker, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, and Idris Elba, who will be playing a brand new character as well. Returning from the first film are Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn,
Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg.

The Suicide Squad is currently set to premiere in theaters on August 6, 2021.

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