James Gunn has revealed why he picked Polka-Dot Man to be part of The Suicide Squad. The character is played by David Dastmalchian in the profoundly anticipated film. Dastmalchian’s first feature film appearance was in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight playing one of Joker’s hooligans. He proceeded to star as Bob Taylor in Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners back in 2013. He’s no stranger to hero films, as he also played Kurt in Ant-Man and the continuation Ant-Man and the Wasp. He will indeed be reclaiming this part in What If??, as well as playing Piter De Vries in Dune.
From the arrangement of The Suicide Squad, Games Radar talked with Gunn and Dastmalchian about the film. In particular, Gunn talked about how he came across the DC character of Polka-Dot Man. While he alluded to him as “the stupidest DC character of all time,” he referenced the amount he appreciated carrying more substance to the job. Dastmalchian gave more info regarding the character and how he deciphered him for the film. Read what Gunn said about why he picked the character beneath:
“Polka-Dot Man is great, yet I thought I required a character who’s considered as one of the most moronic ever,” Gunn admits. “So I proceeded to look on the web, ‘Who’s the stupidest DC character of all time?’ and it was Polka-Dot Man. We’ve turned that character who’s a sad, pathetic character into a character who’s discouraged because individuals believe he’s dumb. He has a tragic story that you learn about all through the film ? to have the option to add profundity to characters who are considered as the silliest is something pleasant for me to do.”
This isn’t the first time that Gunn has worked with character ideas that could appear to be crazy on the page, yet he actually manages to translate them well onto the screen. When making Guardians of the Galaxy, he brought a talking raccoon (Rocket Raccoon) and a tree (Groot) to the big screen in an uncontrollably fruitful way. While King Shark is all the more firmly aligned to the CGI-created characters, Polka-Dot Man isn’t typically the sort of villain that would be chosen to be in a film. Nonetheless, there is potential to make him a great character in The Suicide Squad by furnishing him with the profundity that Gunn and Dastmalchian have given him.