A new piece of fan art sees Venom become King Shark in a bizarre, and delicious, ‘The Suicide Squad’ and Marvel mashup. Best known for breathing life into anthropomorphic comic book characters in Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise, this year, James Gunn introduced a handful of DC oddballs to The Suicide Squad’s Task Force X. Rick Flag and Harley Quinn were joined by Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Ratcatcher 2, Polka-Dot Man, and the humanoid Great White with an affinity for “nom noms,” Nanaue, a.k.a. King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone).
Andy Serkis’ ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ was also released this year. The film saw the return of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and Venom (voiced by Hardy) to the big screen three years after their debut in ‘Venom’ (2018). Following the events of their first outing, the odd couple finds themselves bickering over the direction of their lives just in time for Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) to get a symbiote of his own, Carnage. Outside of Let There Be Carnage’s central relationship and PG-13 “carnage,” one of the film’s most notable moments came via its post-credits scene—which teased the future of Sony and Marvel.
Venom is more intelligent than King Shark, but both characters struggle with an insatiable desire for human flesh. While Eddie keeps Venom, King Shark has Ratcatcher 2 and the rest of his friends. Theoretically, a symbiote could fuse with a humanoid shark if the pair were deemed a good match. At the very least, they'd get along. Unfortunately, one character exists in the DCEU while the other is in “Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters.” That being said, Let There Be Carnage’s credits scene saw Eddie Brock and Venom transported to MCU where he watches J. Jonah Jameson reveal Spider-Man's identity on TV. These days, there’s no telling who could show up in any universe. -Variety