Director James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad finds its Polka-Dot Man.
Don’t feel too bad geeks, he’s a deep cut DC Comics character. Ant-Man actor David Dastmalchian is signed to play the obscure character.
Dastmalchian now joins Margot Robbie, who is returning as villain turned sometime heroine Harley Quinn; Jai Courtney, back as Captain Boomerang; and Idris Elba, who was initially set to take on the role of Deadshot before a script change saw it evolve into a new, undisclosed part.
The pic follows David Ayer’s 2016 film Suicide Squad, but rather than a straight sequel, the project is described as a new take on the property from the mind of Gunn that will feature a mix of new and old characters.
Plot details are being kept secret, but the new characters include DC villains such as Ratcatcher (she controls rats), Peacemaker (he loves peace so much he will kill for it), King Shark (would you believe us if we told you it’s a humanoid shark?) and last, but certainly not least, Polka-Dot Man.
Polka-Dot Man debuted in 1962’s Detective Comics No. 300. Abner Krill was a low-level crook who tried to make a name for himself with spot-themed crimes and a costume that included some amazing gimmicks, such as spots that transformed into buzzsaws and flying saucers on command.
The film is expected to debut August 5th 2021.