King Shark takes center stage in an all-new teaser for The Suicide Squad. The upcoming comic book movie, written and directed by James Gunn, will feature Sylvester Stallone as the voice of the super villain. In honor of Shark Week, Warner Bros. released a new teaser for the film that focuses specifically on Stallone’s King Shark, revealing some of his interactions with the other members of the group. You can watch the teaser below.
Nannue, also known as King Shark, is introduced to the others by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) as a descendant of an ancient shark god who “developed a taste for human flesh.” We’ve seen how hungry he can be in a previous trailer where he devoured an unlucky guy who got in his way. As hungry as he gets, however, King Shark seems to agree in the trailer not to eat one of his friends.
“Oddly, I’ve become more and more able to get any actor I want for roles in movies. I started taking risks and writing for actors I don’t know,” Gunn told Den of Geek in an earlier interview, revealing that he had Stallone in mind from the start for Knig Shark. “So for example I wrote Bloodsport for Idris Elba, I’ve never met him, but I’m a big fan of his work in other places. And I knew Sly, and I know him pretty well. So I wrote the part of King Shark with his voice in mind.”
Steve Agee provided King Shark’s motion capture work, while Stallone is, of course, just one of the many super villains in The Suicide Squad, including a large cast of big names. In addition to Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang are other returning stars from David Ayer’s 2016 film.
In addition to King Shark as newcomers to the cast, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, Peter Capaldi as the Thinker, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher II, Michael Rooker as Savant, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Flula Borg as Javelin, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Nathan Fillion as TDK and Alice Braga as Sal Soria. We probably shouldn’t get attached to any of these characters, as many won’t make it to the end.
“Well, the first thing I had to do was ignore the potential backlash from killing a character,” Gunn says of character killing, some of which we’ll see in this movie. “And it really had to do with the structure of the story, especially when we get into the main characters with the main characters in the movie. Of course it had to be who was going to die. natural way, where A leads to B and B to C. To be able to tell the story of a character who dies had to be earned, it had to work, so that’s really it.”
The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021. That same day, the film will be made available for streaming on HBO Max at the same time. The new trailer comes from The Suicide Squad on Twitter.
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