Despite a previous report that Michael Rooker would be playing the role of King Shark in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, Deadline reports that comedian Steve Agee is expected to take the role instead.

Deadline hears that comedian Steve Agee is boarding Warner Bros.’ James Gunn-directed sequel The Suicide Squad.

We’re hearing buzz that Agee will provide the voiceover to super-villain King Shark, who is a humanoid. King Shark was created by Karl Kesel and made a brief cameo in Superboy vol. 3, #0 (Oct. 1994) before making his first full appearance in Superboyvol. 3, #9 (Nov. 1994). In the comics, when Superboy is assigned to the Suicide Squad to destroy the Silicon Dragons, King Shark gets hooked in to help.

Steve is a personal friend of Gunn and they previously worked together on Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2.

King Shark was almost in the original film as leaked concept art revealed.

Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission.

The returning cast is Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag. The new additions are reportedly Idris Elba, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, John Cena, and possibly Storm Reid as Elba’s daughter.

German comedian Flula Borg took an undisclosed recently as well.

The Suicide Squad is set to begin filming next month in Atlanta and then will be released on August 6th, 2021.

SOURCE: DEADLINE

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