To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

DC, Marvel Fans Uncover The One Actor That Ties Together The Multiverse

DC, Marvel Fans Uncover The One Actor That Ties Together The Multiverse

“This actor deserves to be seen in a big action movie.”

Imogen Donovan

Imogen Donovan

You know when you're watching a film, and there's that guy in it? That guy, who was in the other thing. Yeah. He's very good isn't he? DC and Marvel fans have now discovered that the glue keeping their favourite comic book movies together is none other than actor David Dastmalchian.

Give it up for Dave! In 2008, his feature film debut was in The Dark Knight, where he played Arkham Asylum resident Thomas Schiff. His disturbing performance as a paranoid schizophrenic who has been roped into Joker's schemes then opened up a number of doors for his career, like working with the acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve on Prisoners, Blade Runner 2049, and the upcoming adaptation of Dune. He also starred in Ant-Man as Kurt, a member of Scott Lang's crew who is obsessed with Saturday Night Fever and Elvis Presley. His character's dynamic with Paul Rudd and Michael Peña was easily one of the highlights of the very good movie.

Check out our interview with Idris Elba and Daniela Melchior, who play Bloodsport and Ratcatcher 2 in The Suicide Squad, below.

Dastmalchian's dabbling in comic book movies didn't stop there. DC fans will recognise him as Dwight Pollard in Gotham, Abra Kadabra in The Flash and Calendar Man and Penguin in the direct-to-DVD movie Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One and Part Two. And, most recently, Dastmalchain is Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad. His... odd powers are the result of cruel experimentation by his mother on him and the rest of his siblings. Expectedly, his quiet and unnerving demeanour is a wonderful foil to the brash and brutal personalities that make up the majority of the movie.

Gee, Dave, leave some superhero movie or TV show antagonists for the rest of us starving artists, will you? In a spontaneous show of appreciation for the actor's contributions to both DC and Marvel adaptations, fans have been praising his acting ability and the many, many iconic lines uttered by his characters. "As a kid I forgot he was an actor he was so believable in TDK," said batflecks. "In my wildest dreams, I couldn't imagine playing Calendar Man AND Polka Dot Man in two separate film productions in the same year," added dunkadoobles.

"For me, when i met him in Gotham and The Flash i said this actor deserves to be seen in a big action movie, his acting skills are amazing and im very happy to see him in The Suicide Squad!" enthused speedster_irl. The Suicide Squad is out now in cinemas in the United Kingdom and USA as well as available on HBO Max.

Featured Image Credit: DC Films, Marvel Studios

Topics: TV and Film, News, Marvel, DC