Michael Rooker in talks to play King Shark in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad!!”

We loved him as Yondu Udonta in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, but seems like actor Michael Rooker is getting ready to trade in his deep blue skin for the deep blue sea. Rooker is being looked at to portray King Shark in the planned sequel to the 2016 film “Suicide Squad”. The next film, titled “The Suicide Squad” and planned for release on August 6, 2021, will be directed by James Gunn with Peter Safran and Charles Roven producing. Gunn also directed “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, both of which starred Michael Rooker. He has returned to direct “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” after initially being let go by Disney. The role marks another moment in Michael Rooker’s long career working with James Gunn. He has starred in the Gunn-produced films “The Belko Experiment” and “Brightburn.”

Created in 1994 by Karl Kesel, King Shark appeared as an adversary for Superboy. He appears in the CW “Flash” TV series, portrayed by Dan Payne in its human form and David Hayter voicing the CGI shark form. He is the son of the Shark God – the King of all Sharks – who was captured and tortured by Amanda Waller who forced him to join the Suicide Squad.

Source: The Wrap