James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad first trailer has landed and it is something to behold. Ready to wipe away the memory of the first film, this kinda sequel/soft reboot looks to be a tour de force in Gunnisms; full of over the top action, smart and fantastic quips, and blood everywhere. Oh, and did I mention that we’re getting Starro as the villain of the film?! With a massive and diverse cast looking to blow up everything in sight, no one is safe. Names like Viola Davis, Idris Alba, Margot Robbie, Peter Capaldi, and so many more line the cast list with A+ talent. After the release of the trailer, James Gunn has confirmed that action icon Sylvester Stallone will be the voice of King Shark in the film.
Fans heard King Shark’s voice in the trailer and speculated that it was the Rambo and Rocky star. This was seemingly confirmed by Stallone himself when he retweeted the trailer with the line ‘Ok shark coming your way!’. Gunn quoted tweeted this tweet and then officially confirmed that Sly is indeed the voice of King Shark! This seems like a perfect casting choice for King Shark as well. Stallone’s voice is iconic and even with one to two word sentences, this should give King Shark a whole new layer of depth that will have people falling in love with the character. Hell, after the scene with him raising his hand, its hard not to love the monstrous beast!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 26, 2021
This marks Stallone’s second collaboration with Gunn, having appeared as Stakar Ogord, one of Yondu’s old Ravager buddies, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. As one of the most iconic action heroes in Hollywood, and having won an Oscar for writing the classic Rocky, Stallone is another great addition to an already stellar cast. Look for Sly and the rest in The Suicide Squad – which hits theaters and HBO Max on August 8th.
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