‘The Suicide Squad’: James Gunn Shows Off Arcade Named After King Shark

James Gunn, writer/director of DC’s upcoming film The Suicide Squad, has shared photos from an arcade named after King Shark that cast and crew members can play during downtime.

On his official Instagram, James Gunn shared a slideshow of photos showcasing the many different arcade games that Microsoft set up for the team behind The Suicide Squad to enjoy during pre-production and production on the upcoming DC film. As you can see, the arcade is named in honor of the classic Suicide Squad member King Shark.

You can check out James Gunn’s photos of this King Shark arcade in honor of The Suicide Squad down below:

This King Shark arcade includes a few coin-op classics such as Defender, a pinball machine themed to James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a large Scrabble frame, an arcade-sized Halo game and more. It sure looks like James Gunn and the cast and crew of The Suicide Squad will certainly have some fun during downtime, and naming this arcade after King Shark is just oh-so fitting.

Frequent James Gunn collaborator Michael Rooker was reportedly cast to play King Shark in the upcoming film, but has since denied involvement with the project. Casting for King Shark remains unconfirmed.

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is expected to deliver a new take on the supervillain team, with Idris Elba playing a fresh character, Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney reprising his role as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman playing Rick Flag again, David Dastmalchian starring as Polka-Dot Man, and Viola Davis returning as Amanda Waller. John Cena is reportedly in talks for an undisclosed role.

The Suicide Squad is one of many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The BatmanThe FlashGreen Lantern CorpsBirds of PreyBlack AdamNightwingSupergirl and New Gods.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.

Source: Instagram

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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