Polka Dot Man


By now you have heard Disney have fired James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, about some tweets he made between 2008-2012. Some big names came out to support James but to no avail. There was an online petition to get Disney to hire him back.

In July 30, 2018 the cast of GOTG released a joint statement in support of him. Disney also took a courtesy meeting with James and his agent. However Disney was staying firm on their decision. Back in August 2018, Disney said to put the 3rd GOTG on hold, telling all the pre-production workers to find another job.

I actually don’t think they should make the 3rd GOTG. This is going to be a re-occurring issue if Disney decide to make the movie. Whoever Disney pick for the director, he or she will be criticized, when the movie starts production, when the trailer comes out, when the movie comes out, etc. If the movie bombs at the box office, fans will complain that Gunn should have directed the move. This issue is not going away anytime soon. For Disney to avoid all this distraction, don’t make the 3rd GOTG movie. Also Dave Bautista, the actor who played Drax, has been very vocal and critical of Disney.

Bad news for fans of Guardians of Galaxy but great news for DC as they have hired him to be a writer for Suicide Squad and perhaps directed by him. Suicide Squad came out in 2016. That movie was trashed by critics but I actually enjoyed the movie. This movie starred Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, etc.  WB stated  the new Suicide Squad movie will be out on August 6, 2021. News came out that the production of the movie will start later that year.

The new Suicide Squad movie will have Harley Quinn,  Deadshot, King Shark, Rat Catcher, Polka Dot Man and Peacemaker. The first two (Harley Quinn an Deadshot) are A list characters. King Shark is a C list character, The rest of them are D list characters. The D list characters will probably die in the movie in my opinion.

This blog will talk about Polka Dot Man, check out my other blogs for the other characters. David Dastmalchian will play the character of Polka Dot Man. He is famous for his roles in Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).


Polka Dot Man first appeared in Detective Comics 300 (February 1962) published by DC Comics.  He is on the cover of this issue. Polka Dot Man has control of dots on his costume. He can change his dots into weapons. Polka Dot Man made an appearance in the television show Batman: The Brave and The Bold.

A copy of Detective Comics 300 VG sold for $90 on March 11, 2019. There are lot more of these copies on ebay now because of this movie. A recent copy of Detective Comics 300 CGC 5.0 sold for $146.49 on September 4, 2020.

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