A bizarre fan-made action figure based on a comedic moment in The Suicide Squad wins writer / director James Gunn’s approval.
A completely weird fan-made action figure based on The Suicide Squad receives the stamp of approval from writer / director James Gunn.
Twitter user Readful Things uploaded a picture of a self-made action figure by Task Force X member King Shark, reinterpreted as Polka-Dot Man’s mother (played by Lynne Ashe). Readful Things tagged Gunn and polka dot man actor David Dastmalchian in the tweet, to which Gunn replied, “This is going to be big with kids this Christmas season.”
One of the most heartbreaking and hilarious running gags in The Suicide Squad is Polka-Dot Man’s relationship with his scientist mother. As a child, she experimented with her children in hopes of turning them into superheroes. Abner Krill was closest to her success as he was infected with an interdimensional virus that enables him to dispel caustic speckled plasma explosions. Abner killed his mother in retaliation, but the trauma of the experience left him mentally scars that lead him to sometimes seeing everyone around him – from his own teammates to dancing girls to giant monsters – as his mother.
Despite the ridiculousness of the character, Gunn stated that Polka-Dot Man is possibly the most dangerous member of the squad. During a recent watch party for the film, he tweeted, “Yes, Polkadot Man is the most powerful, but I would probably make him my second choice.”
The Suicide Squad is currently in theaters and can be streamed on HBO Max.
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