Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker is in talks to play King Shark in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.
The report comes from The Wrap, which says Warner Bros. declined to comment when asked to verify the story. This means it's possible the story will later be proven false.
Rooker is known for playing Yondu in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. He's worked on several films by Gunn, including The Belko Experiment and Brightburn.
First appearing in 1994's Superboy #0, King Shark was created by Karl Kesel. Also known as Nanaue, he possesses superhuman abilities and is the son of The King of All Sharks. He has previously appeared on CW's Flash, where Dan Payne plays the character's human form and David Hayter voices his shark form.
James Gunn will be directing both Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and The Suicide Squad. The Suicide Squad will star Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Jai Courtney, all reprising their roles from the first film, with Idris Elba and John Cena reported to appear in the film as well. Will Smith will not reprise his role as Deadshot.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.