Sylvester Stallone Says He’ll Return as King Shark

According to Sylvester Stallone, King Shark will be returning in a future project.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad was a hit with fans when it landed in theaters and HBO Max last year. A soft reboot and semi-sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, the film was well-received critically, but much of its success was due to its zany cast of characters. Nearly every major member of the team proved to be a fun reinvention of their comic book selves and managed to capture the hearts of audiences everywhere. However, there was one antihero who stood out among the rest. Sylvester Stallone’s King Shark, performed physically on set by Steve Agee, was an instant favorite from the moment the film’s first trailer was released. Luckily for everyone, he survived the events of the movie and is alive to tell another story. The question is, will viewers ever see it?

In a recent interview with Comic Book, Stallone seemed to confirm there are plans for more of his character on the horizon. During a press event in support of his new Paramount+ series, Tulsa King, the Hollywood icon was asked if he’d be reuniting with Gunn to reprise his role in the near future. His response was promising:

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. 

Sylvester Stallone

Gunn recently took over as the new co-head of DC Films, alongside business partner Peter Safran. This means that the creative has control over the entire future of DC’s cinematic universe, and could hypothetically find a spot for King Shark anywhere. Gunn has already teased more Suicide Squad-adjacent projects are in the works, so here’s hoping a Shark-themed event might be one of them.

Source: Comic Book

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