Actor David Dastmalchian, who appeared as Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) Russian buddy Kurt in Marvel’s Ant-Man, has confirmed that he will be returning for the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight while appearing on the red carpet for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere, Dastmalchian stated the following:
“Well, I don’t know if [Ant-Man/Ant-Man and the Wasp director] Peyton has made it to the carpet yet, but Peyton Reed is here. I just got a change to speak with him the other day and it sounds like Kurt is going to be returning to Ant-Man’s world and will be appearing in Ant-Man and the Wasp. We are very, very, very excited.”
I, for one, am happy to hear this, as I enjoyed the shenanigans provided by Scott Lang’s team, made up of Kurt, Luis (Michael Peña) and Dave (Tip “T.I.” Harris). I’m also a fan of Datlmalchian’s, who it seems is on a mission right now to appear in every comic book universe imaginable, having appeared on a recent episode of The Flash as Abra Kadabra, as well as two episodes of Gotham earlier this season as Dwight Pollard, the man who resurrected Jerome. He also appeared in The Dark Knight as one of Joker’s thugs that was apprehended during the parade scene, where he was wearing a “Tetch” nametag, a nod to Batman villain Jervis Tetch, aka the Mad Hatter.
Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is currently slated for a July 6, 2018 release. So far, confirmed to return for the sequel are Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/The Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Peña as Luis and David Dastmalchian as Kurt, as well as director Peyton Reed.
Source: Entertainment Tonight