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Michael Rooker in talks to play King Shark in 'Suicide Squad' sequel

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is in negotiations to star as in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" sequel, to be directed by

The comic book-based role would mark yet another feather in his cap as the 64-year-old has previously played Yondu Udonta in Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" series, reported The Wrap.

has also worked in Gunn's productions -- "The Belko Experiment" and "Brightburn".

If finalised, will join fellow franchise newcomers -- Idris Elba, John Cena, and -- as well as returning cast members and

will write and direct the movie, which is expected to get into production later this year.

"The Suicide Squad" sequel is slated to be released on August 5, 2021.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 12:41 IST