David Dastmalchian Won’t Return For Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Aside from Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne, Scott Lang has been able to count on his X-Con gang to give him an assist in Marvel’s Ant-Man films. Unfortunately, it looks like the gang is officially down to just two members. David Dastmalchian recently told Screen Rant that he isn’t coming back as Kurt Goreshter in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Dastmalchian broke the news on the red carpet for the premiere of Marvel’s Moon Knight series. Although Kurt often provided some much-needed comic relief to both of the first two films, it sounds like Scott’s band of fellow ex-thieves will have gone their separate ways by the time Quantumania finally premieres. Whatever the case, Dastmalchian isn’t taking it personally.

When asked about his potential inclusion, Dastmalchian replied, “It doesn’t look like it. But that’s okay. I know they’re making something incredible. I can’t wait to see what Peyton [Reed] does next. He’s one of my favorite directors… He’s been so busy. I have tried to stay in touch, but he’s making an incredible film right now.”

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The end of Ant-Man and the Wasp memorably saw the X-Con gang land a big client for their security consulting firm. Of course, this was before the events of Avengers: Infinity War took place, so we still don’t know how Thanos’ actions affected their business or if any of them were snapped out of existence for five years. Regardless, Kurt isn’t the only one not returning for Quantumania. Tip “T.I.” Harris is also out as Dave following abuse allegations made against him and his wife. This means that Scott and Michael Peña’s Luis are the only ones left.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will hit theaters on July 28, 2023.

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