How David Dastmalchian Landed ‘Suicide Squad’ with Help from ‘Prisoners’ and David Lynch

How David Dastmalchian Landed ‘Suicide Squad’ with Help from ‘Prisoners’ and David Lynch
Name a major comic-book film franchise and, odds are, actor David Dastmalchian is part of it. “The Dark Knight”? Dastmalchian’s first film role, playing one of the Joker’s thugs. The Marvel Cinematic Universe? He’s had a recurring part in Peyton Reed’s “Ant-Man” features from the start, playing superhero Scott Lang’s crime-loving pal Kurt. He’s even made the jump to TV, thanks to recurring roles on Fox’s “Gotham” prequel series and The CW’s “The Flash.” Soon, he’ll voice his MCU part in Disney+’s ambitious “What If?” animated series.

Next up: his beefiest superhero role yet, starring in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” as the haunted Polka-Dot Man, whose awkward “powers” — throwing toxic polka-dots at people — mask a dark backstory befitting Dastmalchian’s dramatic chops. No one is more amused than Dastmalchian about the impact superhero movies have had on his career,
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