The Suicide Squad have found their King Shark, well his voice at least in comedian Steve Agee.
Deadline reports Agee has joined the upcoming DC villain team up film, reuniting with director James Gunn, who he previously worked with on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Here’s what Deadline had to say:
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 Superboy vol. 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.
It was previously reported that frequent collaborator of Gunn’s Michael Rooker had been cast in the role, before the actor debunked the claim.
I’m not particularly fussed who voices King Shark if I’m honest, as long as it wasn’t Gilbert Gottfried.
Agee join newcomers Idris Elba, Storm Reid, David Dastmalchian and Daniela Melchior to the franchise. They would be joined by the returning Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis, who would reprise their roles from the first film.
The Suicide Squad is expected to go into production this fall. With it set to hit screens on August 6, 2021.