Yes, I realize he's cute: strange since we actively avoided neotenic designs used on cute anthropomorphic beasts to elicit that evolutionary "awww." Think Baby Groot/Yoda. His eyes are small, not big. His mouth is big, not small. And his head is tiny. https://t.co/N7tXDCPT7j— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 27, 2021
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. https://t.co/7Pos3tZgma pic.twitter.com/GlIzjQjutU— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 27, 2021
One final King Shark bit of trivia from #TheSuicideSquad. In this bit of footage, the Shark is CG of course, but the person is real. Well, not a real person, but a practical effect by our SFX & prosthetics teams that I shot. pic.twitter.com/02GfU696ME— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 27, 2021
Please do not scream at him. pic.twitter.com/QzcPIRciJo— Randiriel✨ (@Randiriel_) March 26, 2021
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