THE DARK KNIGHT'S David Dastmalchian Joins ANT-MAN

Apparently the studio are keeping his role under wraps, but Deadline report that David Dastmalchian (Thomas Schiff in The Dark Knight) has joined the cast of Marvel's Ant-Man. More past the jump..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 7/1/2014
Here's our first bit of Ant-Man casting since Yes Man director Peyton Reed took the reigns on the troubled Marvel flick. We'd thought all of the actors were in place, but now Deadline report that David Dastmalchian has signed on to play an "unspecified role", which Marvel is said to be keeping under wraps. Of course it could just be a minor role, but if there's secrecy around it there's also a good chance that he'll be playing an established Marvel character. Any ideas? Dastmalchian has also appeared in the multiple-award winning psychological thriller The Employer, Sushi Girl and Prisoners. He was most recently seen on the FX comedy The League, and Showtime's Ray Donovan


Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.


Ant-Man also stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson, and will release July 17, 2015.
Source: Deadline
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0megaDaGod - 7/1/2014, 7:00 PM
Quick question

What do we expect to learn from him?
SuperCat - 7/1/2014, 7:01 PM
Wish I could get excited about this movie again.
Mrcool210 - 7/1/2014, 7:02 PM
so that one henchman who dressed like a cop in dark knight and i don't even think had a line joining ant man is apparently news? what ever you say.

Maven - 7/1/2014, 7:03 PM
*Sigh* I still care for this film, I do, but linking the cast and characters is a waste of time. They're either merging, butchering or creating characters.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/1/2014, 7:10 PM
i still care for this film..again i love edgar wright and sad he has left but im gonna be optimistic and hope ant man ends up being a good film..i love the cast and the idea of it being a superhero heist film
RorMachine - 7/1/2014, 7:24 PM
Yes that makes perfect sense Mr Cool. He played a henchman in that, so he must be playing the same in this! I mean what the [frick] was I thinking reporting this casting? Nobody should ever be allowed to report on Mr Dastmalchian being cast in anything ever again because he had no lines in the Dark [frick]ing Knight. Brilliant!
AlexanderLykins - 7/1/2014, 7:24 PM
I'll see this because it's an MCU movie.
typicalfanboy - 7/1/2014, 7:24 PM
i love this obscure piece of news? is news teh right word?
typicalfanboy - 7/1/2014, 7:25 PM
he had a line. it was "I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING!!!" and also "YOU WOULDN'T!"
batmanvsuperman - 7/1/2014, 7:27 PM
Cant wait for this movie
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/1/2014, 7:27 PM
He looks like he could play a sadistic [frick]. Good news
mctrinket - 7/1/2014, 7:28 PM
Shhhh...his role's a secret.
CookieKid247 - 7/1/2014, 7:32 PM
I'll go see it but I'm cautiously optimistic.
Jhuntdaprodigy - 7/1/2014, 7:35 PM
If the rumors of Moon Knight being in Ant-Man are true, then maybe he's Marc Spector. He has that crazy motherf*cker type look to him.
Havenless - 7/1/2014, 7:37 PM
@Ror

Quick, put up an article about Shailene Woodley's third chin to save face!
Mrcool210 - 7/1/2014, 7:38 PM
@rormachine



way to over react, i wasn't directing anything at you, im more talking about deadline then anything, i don't see how its such a big deal casting an actor who really hasn't done much in his career, my opinion would be different if we knew who he was playing, but we don't so this could be a super minor role for all we know.
DeusExSponge - 7/1/2014, 7:38 PM
I just hope Marvel Studios pulls off a miracle and makes this a good movie, doesn't have to be fantastic or excellent. Just a good movie that can be re-watched several times.
Mrcool210 - 7/1/2014, 7:41 PM
@bender, wow, good job you made a successful insult. you get a gold start congratulations.

mgeoff88 - 7/1/2014, 7:42 PM
Oh, he played the Arkham inmate with schizophrenia. He was pretty convincing. Great actor.

I have no idea who he could be playing.
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/1/2014, 7:43 PM
He's a talented actor. The small scene he had in TDK he was very good. Convincing psychotic.
dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 7:44 PM
no, obviously...this man/woman is Kang the Conquering Comedienne.



Bl00dwerK - 7/1/2014, 7:46 PM
@MRCool Some of these folks are touchy...
Crabnado - 7/1/2014, 7:47 PM
any news is good news, imo. bring it on (heh). i can't even guess at who he'll play, though. maybe he's one of Crossfire's underlings or a prison guard. maybe he's Scott Lang's sister's husband (i think his name is Carl in the book).
StarYeezus - 7/1/2014, 7:47 PM
@Ror

Mrcool210 - 7/1/2014, 7:49 PM
is waiting for bender to come up with an actual good insult.

dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 7:50 PM
why are you waiting?

i don't understand.


dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 7:53 PM
@Bender - no i don't u understand, it says in his comment that he's waiting.
and it shows a picture too of someone waiting from CW.

so he's waiting for something.
it's kinda cruel, Bender, to just keep him waiting like that.

look, he just keeps tapping his thumb on the table to show us he's waiting.
that's what actors do is they do things to show us what they are feeling.

so i mean maybe you were too mean to him this time.
HypeMusheen - 7/1/2014, 7:54 PM
Prisoners, for real. what did I just watch.
Amazing512 - 7/1/2014, 7:55 PM
I have a feeling this film is going to be great regardless
Liderc - 7/1/2014, 7:55 PM
lol Ror getting pissed over an idiot comment.
Jollem - 7/1/2014, 7:55 PM
the guy from the wendy's commercials!



he was good in that batman movie, too. i think the batman flick he was in was kind of a big deal or something
dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 7:58 PM
i don't see what the big deal is, it's obvious now that he was commenting on Deadline's loose cannon definition of "news".

and of what they deem "worthy" or not.
well let me tell ya...Deadline ain't ever picking up any mjolnirs in my dojo.
it's an outrage what Deadline does.
this is news?
c'mon. you're kidding me?!!!????

this is the ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY!!!
do they even have a dictionary that has those two words in them? this is entertainment industry... and Deadline is just frivolously saying anything is 'news' now. my god. look at them...dancing around monkeys. what are they?
where is Nikki Finke?

so me and MrCool are goddam outraged about this, and we're waiting for Deadline to come here and answer our claims. in court.
that's right Deadline, you are hereby subpoenaed.
Mrcool210 - 7/1/2014, 7:59 PM
wow...jokes having to do with my username, haven't heard that one 50 million times.

dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 7:59 PM
for the murder of one NIKKI FINKE.
claimant to exhibit A.

Mrcool210 - 7/1/2014, 8:02 PM
hey don't pull me into your little anger club dethpillow.



i just don't see the point in reporting that a small actor has joined a film when we don't even know his role or how big a part he will play, its like reporting that this one guy you knew is an extra in this big film, if he has a big role congratulations, but for now, i just don't really see it as "news"
Jollem - 7/1/2014, 8:03 PM
dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 8:04 PM
oh, i'm mad, buddy, i'm mad.
NIKKI FINKE has been missing for upwards of a medium time now.
and if that doesn't tickle your mad button,
then i don't know what will.

this is like Hoffa all over again.
this has got fingerprints all over it.
dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 8:05 PM
i can practically smell the fingerprints from here.
dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 8:07 PM
i call into court, my first defendant to testify against the accused...
and they are Exhibit B... The LA Weekly.

StarYeezus - 7/1/2014, 8:09 PM
Apparently that undisclosed Scoot McNairy casting in BvS is no longer news now guys.
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