James Gunn brings to life an under-explored corner of DC Comics with film suicide squadIntroducing characters like King Shark. The bloodthirsty and yet somehow adorable deity (real name Nanau) delighted the audience. King Shark isn’t exactly new to modern audiences, though. He appears in the animated TV series Harley Quinn. But the two iterations are very different.
King Shark in ‘The Suicide Squad’
King Shark is having a moment. The unusual, land-based shark is the son of an ancient shark god, which makes him a god. For now he can be seen in both suicide squad and animated series Harley Quinn. He is soon going to star in a comic book series and a video game as well.
In suicide squad, the character is depicted as a funny, cute, proud shark who is also very dangerous and eats whole humans. If that doesn’t sound too appealing, DC Comics writer Gail Simone, who wrote the King Shark stories, can explain the appeal.
“Imagine you went to a dull party, and you have the option of bringing an accountant friend from work, or a 7-foot-long carnivorous fish that cracks jokes and announces its shark-hood every few minutes. ,” He said Entertainment Weekly. “Who’s going to be more popular?”
In Harley Quinn, the king shark speaks in complete sentences and is shown to be more capable with technology, while suicide squad The version is more brutal. But who came first?
King Shark not seen before in ‘Harley Quinn’
On Twitter, a fan asked Gunn if he ever thought of making King Shark “a smarter version of the Harley Quinn animated show.” Gunn explained that the timing of the two projects made it impossible for him to pattern his character from the animated version.
“I wanted to make him the intelligence of what might be an actual human shark hybrid,” Gunn replied. He also noted that suicide squad The script was written first, “so it wasn’t a reference — even though I love that show,” he said.
Since then suicide squad was written before Harley Quinn aired, both versions were created independently. And when you compare them, the differences between the two shark gods make it even more apparent.
According to screen rent, is not only Harley Quinn Version is smart, but he’s a bit more morally sound than the rest of the team. On the other end, suicide squad King Shark is strong and hard to beat.
And according to Gunn, his King Shark is voiced by an actor who really brings him to life.
The character was voiced by a famous actor
In suicide squadKing Shark is voiced by longtime film star Sylvester Stallone. The casting seems to have been the right choice, as the audience loves them. There’s a good reason the role fits him so well, but the match almost didn’t happen.
Gunn tweeted That he had written the part with Stallone in mind, but despite this he was too nervous to ask him. Yet he could not function without her.
“But we actually recorded the role perfectly with three other actors — 2 voice actors and a talented screen actor — none of whom quite worked out — until I asked Sly to do it,” he said. tweeted.
Finally, Stallone’s singing of King Shark appears to be. Although Gunn also “loves” the animated Harley Quinn version, audience liked suicide squad even one. There seems to be room for more than one predatory monster shark in the DC universe.
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