'Ant-Man's' David Dastmalchian on Moving From DC to Marvel: It's a 'Badge of Honor'

by Ashley Crossan 4:44 PM PDT, April 14, 2015
Playing 'Ant-Man's' David Dastmalchian on Moving From DC to Marvel: It's a 'Badge of Honor'

You may recognize David Dastmalchian from his role in Prisoners or perhaps as one of Joker's deranged henchman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. But now, David is ditching the caped crusader and the DC Universe as he heads to Marvel for his new role in Ant-Man.

ETonline caught up with Dastmalchian at the Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere Monday night, where he talked about making the jump.

“That's like a badge of honor for me,” said Dastmalchian. “I'm a comic book nut, I have been my whole life, so to have worked in both universes is pretty cool.”

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DC and Marvel have a long-standing rivalry, so we had to ask: Who would win in a fight, Ant-Man or Batman?

“Oh Ant-Man would totally kick Batman's ass!” said Dastmalchian.

And the feud continues!

We still don't know whether Dastmalchian will play a hero or a villain, but we know he plays a character named Kurt, working with a team that includes Michael Pena (Luis) and T.I. (Dave).

Ant-Man hits theaters July 17, but we don’t have to wait until then to see David on the big screen. Dastmalchian wrote and stars in Animals, a film about a young couple living in their broken-down car. Their days are a continuous ritual of theft and scoring until they must confront the difficult truth of their relationship after one of them is hospitalized.

The film has garnered much acclaim and won the Special Jury Prize for Courage in Storytelling at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, and is now getting a theatrical release on May 15.

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