It is DC crossover week on The CW, and as part of the celebration, Diggle (David Ramsey) and his wife Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) will be heading over to Central City in Season 2 Episode 15 of "The Flash". The episode, titled "King Shark", will also see the return of the supervillain who debuted earlier in the season, with "The Fury of Firestorm".
King Shark (David Hayter) had attacked Barry (Grant Gustin) in Episode 4 of the current season, and it looked like the scarlet speedster had nothing on the humanoid shark. Dr Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) of Earth 2 had saved Barry in the nick of time and exposed himself to Team Flash in the process. However, it seems the supervillain was trapped in an ARGUS prison; until recently.
Diggle and Lyla have arrived at Central City to inform Barry King Shark has escaped and is headed for his city. As fans will remembers, Lyla has been in charge of ARGUS ever since Amanda Waller's (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) death in Season 4 Episode 11 of "Arrow".
There two things fans can absolutely expect from "King Shark": Diggle's refusal to get over Barry's superhuman speed, and "Jaws" references by Cisco.
The promo for the episode itself is very "Jaws"-like, and the eponymous theme music is in the background. "King Shark" is going to be a very sinister and thrilling episode indeed. He made his first appearance in the DC universe with "Superboy", but has been a villain to many superheroes.
Here is everything you need to know about King Shark:
- King Shark aka Nanaue is a humanoid shark, who was born in Hawaii of "The King of All Sharks" or Shark God and a human woman.
- He was a member of the "Suicide Squad" for a while, but it looks like he will not have a role in the upcoming move, set for release August 5, 2016.
- Although he is intelligent, he only speaks in short sentences and comes across as a dim, brutish villain.
- King Shark has augmented flesh, which gives him protection against pressure in deep waters and physical attacks. He can also regenerate his body tissue really fast.