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Michael Rooker is in talks to play King Shark in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad movie


Michael Rooker has a long history of starring in films directed by James Gunn. He most played Yondu Udonta in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” who ended up having a fin on his head.

It seems there may be more fins in his future, as The Wrap is reporting that Rooker is in talks to join The Suicide Squad as King Shark. DC and Warner Bros. brought in Gunn to direct this one.

Created by Karl Kesel in 1994, the supervillain King Shark is a humanoid shark and the son of Chondrakha, the God of all Sharks. 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.

The character has appeared in The Flash TV show on The CW and saw Dan Payne portraying the character in its human form, while David Hayter voiced the CGI shark form. With Rooker playing the character I think the big screen version will be a bit more verbose! I am always happy to see Rooker do his thing and this could be a great character for him to play.

The new film won’t have Will Smith back as Deadshot. Idris Elba is joining the Squad and it was thought he was replacing Smith, but he may be playing a new character. Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney‘s Captain Boomerang will return. John Cena is in talks to play newcomer Peacemaker, a role that was originally offered to Dave Bautista. Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller, while Joel Kinnaman may be back as Rick Flag.

All in all, I am looking forward to the new Suicide Squad movie.

Next up, Rooker will star alongside Dylan O’Brien in Monster Problems, for Paramount Players. Rooker will play the role of Clyde, a seasoned hunter who teaches O’Brien’s character how to survive the Monster Apocalypse.

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