Suicide Squad: James Gunn Tested Several King Shark’s Voices

Suicide Squad James Gunn Tested Several King Shark's Voices
Suicide Squad James Gunn Tested Several King Shark's Voices

Sylvester Stallone’s King Shark is one of the big attractions of Suicide Squad, but James Gunn had trouble finding the right voice.

In motion capture, the character was played by Steve Agee. Still, to bring him to life, the director tested several performers, despite having Stallone’s name in mind since the project’s original conception.

During a press conference, Gunn talked about the difficulty in finding the right voice for King Shark, saying that working with him was more complex than with Rocket and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.

We had one voice actor come in and do the whole movie. It didn’t work. We had another voice actor come and do the whole movie. He didn’t come to life. We had an actor — an actor who’s a really fantastic actor, who’s also a friend of mine — come in and do the voice, and that didn’t work. And then I was like, ‘Guys, I don’t know what to do. I think I have to go to Sly.‘ And I called up Sly. He said he would love to do it. And he came in, and right away that character just sort of came to life,” he said.

According to Gunn, the role was written for Stallone, but he and the studio were wary of contacting the star on the first try for fear that it wouldn’t work out. In the end, Sly turned out to be the solution.

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