Suicide squad Star Steve Agee had a hard time acting as King Shark’s understudy.
There are two characters in Suicide squad he needed a backup: Weasel and King Shark. Weasel is a fairly small character compared to King Shark, needing a really tall actor to do all the motion capture work and James Gunn found the right man in his longtime friend and collaborator Steve Agee. You may be thinking, “Isn’t Sylvester Stallone playing King Shark?” Well, you would be partially correct. Stallone will be voicing the character while Agee did all the movement for King Shark and that was as challenging as it sounds.
Back in 2019, Heroic Hollywood was able to visit the set of Suicide squad and I got to see Agee do some motion capture work for the character and we talked to him about how challenging the role was. “It is still a challenge. We’ve worked a lot in the water and obviously I can’t wear this felt suit in the water, ”Agee said. “So they just gave me a gray wetsuit, which is great when we’re in the water or in the rain, but then sitting the rest of the day in a wetsuit, it’s like one of those wetsuits a wrestler would wear to lose weight. I come home at the end of the day and have rashes all over the place. “
Turns out, moving around in the water wasn’t the only problem Agee had playing King Shark. According to the actor, the motion capture suit was quite heavy. “There’s also a chest piece that I have to use for King Shark, which they’ve modified, thankfully, because the first few weeks it was … They made it foam, but then they painted it and the paint hardened, and it made it really dense. And the first thing they said was, ‘Oh no. This is a lot heavier than we thought it would be, ‘Agee told reporters on set. “It was so heavy. My first day of shooting was a pre-shoot, it wasn’t even the first day of principal photography. It’s the top one with all the little fish. And it’s me running all day with 50 pounds, like a girdle, like a corset … like it crushes you too. “
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You can check the synopsis of Suicide squad below:
Welcome to Hell AKA Belle Reve, the prison with the highest death rate in the US of A. Where the worst supervillains are kept and where they will do anything to get out, even join the super secret task and super bleak. Force X. Today’s life and death assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them hard and drop them (literally) on the remote enemy-infused island of Corto Maltés. Walking through a jungle packed with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search and destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave … and Amanda’s government technicians. Waller in your ears. , tracking their every move. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If someone is making bets, the smart money is against them, all of them.
Written and directed by James Gunn, Suicide squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie and Michael Rooker.
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