TheHollywoodReporter has just announced that James Gunn has cast David Dastmalchian as the Polka-Dot Man in his DC Comics film The Suicide Squad. David is best known for his roles in The Dark Knight, Ant-Man, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Blade Runner 2049, and Legendary’s Dune reboot.
Dastmalchian has closed a deal to star in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, with sources saying he will play the comic book villain 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.
David will join Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Idris Elba, and possibly John Cena.
Filming is said to begin this fall in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gunn will make The Suicide Squad before pivoting back to Guardians of The Galaxy 3.
The Suicide Squad has been set to be released by WB on August 6th, 2021.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER