Updated May 13, 2019: Michael Rooker is denying last week's report that he had been cast in Warner Bros.'s The Suicide Squad. In a series of Instagram posts referencing The Wrap's original report, Rooker refutes the claim - with writer/director James Gunn even chiming in to laugh.
"DA...........NOT!!!" Rooker wrote on Instagram. "This is not true news... I am not cast in this movie......."
Original Story: Michael Rooker is in talks to play King Shark fro Warner Bros.' The Suicide Squad, according to The Wrap. The Suicide Squad is written and directed by James Gunn, who has used Rooker in Slither, Humanzee!, The Belko Experiment, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the upcoming Brightburn.
Originally created in 1994 by Karl Kesel, King Shark is a humanoid shark and the son of DC's Shark God. According to the original Suicide Squad's writer/director David Ayer, King Shark was planned to appear in the originally but was nixed after they thought the character could only be made effectively using CGI. Killer Croc was substituted in for the role.
The Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters August 6, 2021.