James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has two new cast members, according to Deadline. The site is reporting that Nathan Fillion has been cast in an unknown role, while comedian Steve Agee will provide the voice for villain King Shark. It was previously said that Michael Rooker was playing King Shark, but that rumor was shot down by the actor.
The DC Comics villain 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). The character also appeared on The CW’s The Flash.
Nathan Fillion, who stars in ABC’s The Rookie, has previously worked with Gunn on such films as Guardians of the Glaxy, Slither, and Super. Agree previously played one of the members of the Ravagers in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
They join a cast that includes Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), as well as newcomers Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), and Flula Borg.
James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy films) will write and direct The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. Pictures. The film has been scheduled for an August 6, 2021 release. Warner Bros. Pictures will star production on September 23.
Charles Roven and Peter Safran will produce the feature. Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder will serve as executive producers.
Directed by David Ayer, the first Suicide Squad also stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Cara Delevingne, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez, Joel Kinnaman, and Jared Leto. Suicide Squad cost about $175 million and grossed an impressive $746.8 million worldwide.