David Dastmalchian to play Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad
David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Dune, Reprisal) is ready to play the Polka-Dot Man in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The announcement follows the latest information that John Cena is in negotiations to star within the movie.
Polka-Dot Man is a villain from the comics who first debuted in Detective Comics No. 300. The character, whose actual identify is Abner Krill, is described as a low-level criminal who tried to make a reputation for himself with spot themed crimes and costumes, together with gimmicks like spots reworking into buzzsaws on command. The character leans into the embarrassment of his “lame” talents.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn will write and direct The Suicide Squad, which is able to act as a comfortable reboot for the franchise. Whereas earlier this 12 months a report prompt Margot Robbie will skip this sequel as properly, the brand new report says that Harley Quinn will seem, although it’s much less clear if Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg will return.
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Along with Robbie returning for a minor position within the movie, Viola Davis returning as authorities staff chief Amanda Waller and the scale of Jai Courtney’s return as Captain Boomerang at present unknown, Will Smith dropped out as murderer Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot. The character was initially thought to return for the sequel with Idris Elba (Hobbs & Shaw) taking up the position, nevertheless it has since been revealed Elba shall be portraying a totally new character. The movie will introduce a roster of latest characters to the franchise in a transfer that can propel the story ahead in a manner that’s each a sequel and a comfortable reboot for the franchise.
The primary movie, which hit theaters in August 2016, opened to largely damaging evaluations from critics and blended evaluations from audiences, however was a big monetary success, grossing almost $750 million on the world field workplace off of a $175 million price range and went on to win an Oscar for Greatest Make-up and Hairstyling, marking the primary DCEU movie to win an Oscar.
Warner Bros. has scheduled The Suicide Squad to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.
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