King Shark from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will make a return to theaters, according to Sylvester Stallone.
The 70-year-old actor, who voiced the CGI character in the 2021 hit, was recently asked about future appearances while promoting his new Paramount+ series Tulsa King. He responded:
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 has also played with Gunn in the MCU camp as Ravager Stakar Ogord, in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 alongside fellow Cliffhanger alum Michael Rooker, who played the popular Yondu.
James Gunn’s DC Studio Plans and King Shark History
As the newly appointed CEO of DC Studios, Gunn, alongside co-CEO Peter Safran, hopes to tap into the potential of these properties to bring them to prominence. Further, they are reportedly collaborating on a bible for the shared DC universe. A personal favorite for him is the camaraderie between Batman and Superman:
I love their interaction. I love the ways in which they’re the same and the ways in which they are completely different.
As to further installments of his Suicide Squad, however, although Stallone is willing, nothing has been confirmed at this time.
King Shark has got much exposure over the past several years. Although he made his first appearance in Superboy #0, created by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett, Nanue only recently appeared across mass media. He’s made several appearances on The CW’s The Flash as a doppelganger of Earth-2 from 2015 onward. Rather than being a natural-born shark/human hybrid, this TV version began as a marine biologist named Shay Lamden who had been mutated by the Particle Accelerator Explosion of that Earth. While the CGI character was voiced by David Sobolov, his human counterpart was portrayed by Dan Payne.
He has also made appearances in animated projects such as Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: War, and Young Justice. Currently a version of King Shark can be seen as a regular on the mature-themed HBO animated series Harley Quinn, voiced by Ron Funches. He’s also set to make his video game debut appearance on the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League.
More as it develops.