Overall, the lineup for DC’s Suicide Squad film is fairly close to the comics versions of them, with a few differences here and there. Obviously the inclusion of notable characters like Batman and The Joker in the film help to liven up the roster of mostly-obscure names from the comics also, but it is interesting to wonder what other characters from the comics director David Ayer and the story department might have also considered including in the film.
During a recent video Q&A on Twitter for the movie as well, Ayer revealed that one character he had considered including was none other than King Shark, until the production limitations and CGI-requirements dissuaded him from the idea, and he ended up going with Killer Croc instead.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) July 29, 2016
Obviously, Ayer has stressed previously how insistent he was that Killer Croc’s look be made all practically on set as well, so he didn’t stand out too much from the rest of the other characters in the film, and it seems like his decision has paid off well for the film’s street-level quality in a way.
Considering how obscure and crazy of a character King Shark actually is as well, it’s probably safe to say that Ayer made the right call by choosing not to include him in the film. Hell, most people still wouldn’t even know who King Shark was if it wasn’t for his blink-and-you’ll-miss-it role in the last season of The Flash, something that not even the creative team of that show were sure they could actually do or not.
Suicide Squad is set to hit theatres on August 5th.
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