Sylvester Stallone says he will return as King Shark from The Suicide Squad in future projects

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Sylvester Stallone may be bitter about his Rocky franchise debacle; however, the action star is currently ready to enjoy unveiling his newest project as a mob boss in Oklahoma in Paramount+’s Tulsa King. Stallone has been making interesting choices since his swan song to the action character, John Rambo, in Rambo: Last Blood. He appeared in an Amazon Original movie where he played a retired superhero titled Samaritan. He also lent his voice to the CGI character of King Shark in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Stallone first worked with Gunn with his brief appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and then returned to give a similar performance to Vin Diesel’s Groot character as the mono-syllabic, brute King Shark. ComingSoon reveals that Stallone has voiced his interest in returning to the lovable, dangerous character. In an interview with ComicBook.com, the Tulsa King star says,

Yes, for sure. I think James has been very generous … He and I are pretty tight. So if there’s an opportunity … I love him, he’s great.”

There is no news yet on where King Shark will appear, be it a solo film or as a supporting role in another team movie. However, Gunn, being the new CEO of DC, is currently working on an 8-to-10-year plan for the DC film universe. Gunn is very loyal to his actors, so it’s inevitable Stallone may even play another character, even if not for King Shark.

As Gunn and his partner, Peter Safran, plan the future for DC, the director comments, “The opportunity to make DC as great as it can be and as it should be — that is the reason why I’m doing this job because I know that Peter and I can do that. We spent the past couple days with a group of some of the best thinkers in the industry, the best writers in the industry starting to map out that eight- to-10-year plan of what it’s going to look like in theater, in TV, in animation, across the board for these characters.”

Source: ComingSoon

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