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James Gunn Explains Why He Uses A Great White Shark For King Shark Instead Of Hammer Head Like The Comics In Suicide Squad Sequel

James Gunn Explains Why He Uses A Great White Shark For King Shark Instead Of Hammer Head Like The Comics In Suicide Squad Sequel

Suicide Squad sequel director James Gunn has explained why he used a great white shark for King Shark instead of a hammerhead shark like the comics in the film on his Twitter account.

The trailer for the movie Suicide Squad was released on March 26. In the super-exciting trailer, James Gunn chose to portray the King Shark character in the form of a great white shark. However, in the original comics, King Shark is depicted as a hammerhead shark.

A Twitter user asked James Gunn that why his Suicide Squad went with a great white shark instead of the hammer head. The director took to Twitter and explained why he used a great white shark for the Suicide Squat’s sequel.

James Gunn said he initially made several tests with the hammerhead shark design he would use in the movie but used the great white shark because hammerhead’s eyes were far apart from each other creating incredibly strange shooting interactions.

Here’s what James Gunn stated:

“I did tests with the hammerhead design, which I love & originally thought I’d use. But having eyes on the sides far apart made it incredibly awkward shooting interactions with other people. You couldn’t really see him looking at the other person & the shots tended to be too wide.”

He also admitted that he didn’t think King Shark would have such a mammalian body structure:

“But I was insistent on the dad-bod from the beginning as I didn’t think King Shark would have such mammalian body structure.”

He also added:

“I love that design & the Harley Quinn show & @RonFunches version, but it was a complete coincidence as we were shooting a year before they debuted. @TheSlyStallone’s version (developed by @steveagee on set) is very different.”

Check out the Twitter post below.

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