Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy) is reportedly in talks with DC and Warner Bros. Studio to star as King Shark in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” movie. A source told TheWrap. Rooker previously worked with James Gunn on both Guardians of the Galaxy films as Yondu Udonta, Slither as Grant Grant and the upcoming Brightburn movie.
King Shark is the son of Chondrakha, the God of all Sharks. The fictional character was created by Karl Kesel in 1994, as a Superboy villaina. King Shark is also a member of the Suicide Squad.
Gunn’s remake of The Suicide Squad movie stars Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), and Idris Elba in an undisclosed role. Other rumoured cast includes John Cena as Peacemaker, and David Dastmalchian as Polka Dot Man.
The first Suicide Squad movie grossed $745 million worldwide, with an all-star cast consisting of Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne.
The Suicide Squad first version of debuted in The Brave and the Bold #25 (Sept. 1959), and was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Ross Andru. The team included Rick Flag, Jr., his girlfriend Karen Grace, Dr. Hugh Evans, and Jess Bright. The second and modern version, created by John Ostrander, debuted in Legends #3 (Jan. 1987).