One of the highlights of this week in terms of movies and television was all to do with a thirty-second cameo by the popular DC Comics character King Shark on the latest episode of “The Flash”.
The appearance of the gigantic shark man marks the first time the unique character has ever been brought to a live-action project, whether it be on television or film, and the effects were excellent – on par with last season’s stunning work on fellow DC villain Gorilla Grodd.
Producer Andrew Kreisberg spoke with CBR yesterday about the cameo and said the scene pushed the VFX team on the show to their limit, which is why we probably won’t see him again soon:
“We actually put him in the comic book adaptation because we said, ‘No one is ever going to let us do this and we’re never going to be able to do this’ since we weren’t going to be using the Squad anymore. We were talking about it and it was really Todd Helbing who was like, ‘Let’s do it!’
It was a very expensive 30 seconds of the show but our visual effects team are the best and they love challenges like this. It was just fun for us. Obviously we can’t afford to do an entire King Shark episode so the idea was that he was one of Zoom’s minions and just the latest in the line. Which does mean that there is a King Shark on Earth-1.”
“The Flash” continues next week with an appearance by the more human DC character Dr. Light.