Why couldn’t it have been Paul Dekker? ANYWAY…
According to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, David Dastmalchian (ANT-MAN, THE DARK KNIGHT) has been cast as the Batman villain Polka Dot Man in director James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD.
(And you mean to tell me if you can use Polka Dot Man in a live-action film, you couldn’t have used Crazy Quilt?!)
So, who the f**k is Polka Dot Man? Well, he’s a goofy and obscure Batman villain (kinda like Crazy Quilt dammit) named Abner Krill and debuted in 1962’s DETECTIVE COMICS #300. His commits crazy (as in Quilt), spot-themed crimes with the help of rigged-up costume featuring, well, polka dots that transform into all sorts of outrageous weapons.
Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD is apparently not a straight-up sequel to 2016’s David Ayer-directed SUICIDE SQUAD, but a reboot/soft-reboot/reimaging/re-whatever of the property.
For the full story, visit the links provided. And lest we forget what could’ve been…
THE SUICIDE SQUAD hits theaters on August 5, 2020. – Bill “Jett” Ramey