Dune’s David Dastmalchian On Working With Denis Villeneuve, Playing Polka-Dot Man, And More



Let’s get back to where this conversation began with “The Suicide Squad.” Your character, as you found out, was enormously popular. In a perfect world, if Polka-Dot Man could get a prequel series, what would you like it to focus on?

I think that interesting series would be about the origin story of Polka-Dot Cat and how Polka-Dot Man has a pet that is his only friend — who’s a cat that actually has the same powers as him. And where is that cat? Why isn’t she in the movie? Did something tragic happen to her? Did she move on to greener pastures? I would love to see that.

Well, I think that she lives with an actor named David Dastmalchian! One more thing: Is there any way you think James Gunn can sneak you into “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”?

Well, I don’t know. Kurt [from the “Ant-Man” movies] unfortunately was eaten by the zombies in “What if …?”

But that’s an alternate storyline, though, so—

You’re right. That is. That’s an alternate universe. I’ll have to ask James. Perhaps there is an intergalactic computer system that needs hacking and I think we need to call on Kurt to show up and lend a hand.

“Dune” is playing in theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max through November 21.

This interview was edited for length and clarity.


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