James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD is loading up with all star talent. From the newest additions to the squad in John Cena, Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian & Daniela Melchior to returning members Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney & Joel Kinneman this film already seems stacked to the brim.
Well now you can add another name to the list of top tier talent. Michael Rooker, who worked with Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol’s 1 & 2 as Yondu Udonta, will now be taking on the role of King Shark in the SUICIDE SQUAD sequel.
The character of King Shark has been gaining in popularity as of late thanks to his appearances in The Flash TV series. This will be the character’s first big screen live-action appearance. Because of King Shark’s massive size and heavy usage of CGI its completely possible that Rooker will be primarily performing voice work and IF we see the actor it will be in flashbacks.
We have heard that Idris Elba will be replacing Will Smith in The Suicide Squad but now we are hearing of some of the newest members of task force X. Here we new members
Ratcatcher, aka Otis Flannegan, is a man in the DC comics, the character will be gender-swapped and played by a woman in The Suicide Squad. Ratcatcher is is a super-criminal and one of Batman’s many enemies. She started out as an exterminator in Gotham City before turning to a life of crime, aided by an army of small rodents she can communicate with and control. She’s also a fan of poisonous gas.
Nanaue, aka King Shark, is a super-villain and humanoid shark whose father is believed to be the so-called Shark God, though others dismiss him as merely a savage mutation.
Polka-Dot Man, aka Mister Polka Dot, is a Gotham City super-villain and like Ratcatcher, a sworn enemy of Batman. He grows multi-colored polka dots on his body that he can turn into fireballs and other weapons, even though, for the most part, he’s embarrassed about his awkward abilities.
Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith, is an agent of peace whose motives are driven by an extremist form of pacifism that makes him love peace so much he would kill for it.
Interestingly enough, Peacemaker is the role that sources say Gunn likes for Dave Bautista, the Guardians of the Galaxy star who defended the director when he was fired from Vol 3. by Disney chiefs Bob Iger and Alan Horn. Fans have been calling for Bautista to be Bane.
According to sources the new script, Deadshot as a surrogate father of sorts to Ratcatcher, though the role remains open to actresses of all nationalities and ethnicities.