The Suicide Squad star Sylvester Stallone has unfinished business with King Shark.
Last year, The Suicide Squad introduced audiences to Nanaue, a.k.a. King Shark, with Sylvester Stallone voicing the iconic DC Comics character. With the DC Universe now under the hands of James Gunn and Peter Safran, two of the people behind The Suicide Squad, Stallone is confident that we have not seen the last of fan-favorite, man-eating shark.
While doing the press rounds for his new new Paramount Plus series Tulsa King, Sylvester Stallone spoke with ComicBook.com and teased King Shark’s DC Universe return.
“Yes, for sure. I think James has been very generous… He and I are pretty tight. So if there’s an opportunity… I love him, he’s great,” Stallone told the site.
The Suicide Squad marked the second time that James Gunn Sylvester Stallone had worked together on a comic book-related project. Stallone also played Stakar Ogord AKA Starhawk in the Marvel Studios feature Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which was written and directed by Gunn. He is set to reprise the role for its follow-up, which is currently slated to hit theaters in May 2023.
A new era for the DC Universe
Last month, James Gunn and Peter Safran signed a four-year deal to run DC Studios. The division is now in charge of DC’s film, television and animations efforts at Warner Bros. Discovery, bringing the company’s comic book-related assets under one roof.
James Gunn is expected to focus on the creative direction of the DC Universe while Peter Safran will handle business and production. They will report directly to Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav and collaborate with Warner Bros. Film Group co-heads Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy.
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe under James Gunn and Peter Safran!