UPDATE, May 12: Michael Rooker appears to have shot down the news that he’s in talks to play King Shark in The Suicide Squad.
Rooker posted a screen grab of TheWrap’s original report to his Instagram account with the caption, “DA………..NOT!!!”
The original story follows.
Michael Rooker, who has worked with James Gunn previously on both Guardians of the Galaxy films as Yondu Udonta, is in talks to join Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as King Shark.
As reported by TheWrap, Rooker would portray the supervillian who was created by Karl Kesel in 1994 and is the son of Chondrakha, the God of all Sharks. He was originally introduced as a Superboy villain and “has been a member of the Secret Six, the Secret Society of Super-Villains and the Suicide Squad.”
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