James Gunn Has Cast His King Shark For The Suicide Squad


To say that James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will feature an eclectic lineup is an understatement. In addition to welcoming back familiar favorites such as Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang, we’ll be greeted by newcomers like the Polka-Dot Man, Peacemaker, Ratcatcher and a character yet to be revealed as played by Idris Elba (my money is on Bronze Tiger).

For some time though, we’ve been wondering who will fill the role of King Shark as the team’s monstrous brute, as it was once thought Michael Rooker had landed the gig. After that hope had been ripped away, the speculation continued. Until today, that is.

As it turns out, a different Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star has been enlisted, that being Steve Agee. As you may recall, he played the Ravager Gef in the Marvel flick. That said, we’d assume he’s established a good working relationship with Gunn, therefore he’s been brought aboard to voice King Shark in The Suicide Squad.

Truth be told, I’m surprised this particular villain wasn’t utilized in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad in 2016, as he opted to instead include Killer Croc. Normally, I wouldn’t have associated that character with Task Force X, yet the switcheroo worked.

Those familiar with DC in various forms of media should already be acquainted with King Shark, as he was part of the group in the awesome animated movie that was Batman: Assault on Arkham, and later made the jump to live action on The CW’s The Flash, where he became a recurring character.

The Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 6th, 2021. After that’s out of the way, James Gunn is expected to begin working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.