As we get closer to the start date of filming on The Suicide Squad, director James Gunn continues to round out the cast for the film, and this time he’s hired Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 actor Steve Agee to do a voice-over role which may or may not be King Shark.
Deadline reports that Steve Agee is James Gunn’s pick to provide the voice of King Shark, which will be a CGI character. King Shark is a half-human, half-shark hybrid who claims to be descended from the Shark God… And he has an appetite for human flesh. Expect him to play a similar, but likely larger, role to Killer Croc from David Ayer’s movie.
Steve Agee previously collaborated with James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Gef, one of the Ravagers. The Guardians actor has also appeared in Lifetime’s American Princess, NBC’s Superstore, Netflix’s Twelve Forever, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, and FX’s You’re the Worst.
While The Suicide Squad is likely to take a few cues from Guardians, much like the preceding film did, it’s expected that the latest James Gunn film will have its own style that plays off of the obscurity of many of the major characters in the cast. Some familiar faces are returning, but there are also a number of C-List baddies to fill out the roster who may get a bigger chance to shine… Or end up with their bomb collar literally blowing up in their faces. King Shark seems like a character likely to appear in more than one movie, though.
But what do you think? Is Steve Agee a good choice to play King Shark in The Suicide Squad? Let us know in the comments below!
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 is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team in his upcoming movie, with Idris Elba playing a new character, 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.
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is one of many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Batman, The Flash, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Supergirl and New Gods.
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on James Gunn and The Suicide Squad as we learn it!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along 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.