Many actors are known for starring in both Marvel and DC movies, but David Dastmalchian is a name for himself considering he starred in several different Marvel and DC projects. We’ve seen him first in Christoper Nolan’s The Dark Knight in a minor role as Thomas Schiff, a former patient at Arkham and one of Joker’s thugs. Dastmalchian also starred in DC shows Gotham as Dwight Pollard, The Flash series as Abra Kadabra, and The Suicide Squad movie as Polka Dot-Man. He also voiced Calendar Man in an animated movie Batman: The Long Halloween.
But, these were all DC projects, and we said he also worked at Marvel too. Ant-Man fans will remember him as Kurt Goreshter, a cybercriminal and a friend of Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Luis, and Dave. He worked as the team’s hacker during their heists, and after leaving the criminal past behind, they all opened the foundation of the X-Con Security Consultants. Dastmalchian played the role in the first Ant-Man movie in 2015 and the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp three years later.
Dastmalchian recently attended the launch event of the Marvel series Moon Knight, which will premiere on Disney+ in five days. While speaking with ScreenRant, he confirmed that his character will not return in a third Ant-Man movie — Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is set to be released in July 2023. Dastmalchian praised director Peyton Reed who worked on the entire Ant-Man trilogy, and he said he believes that the upcoming sequel will be incredible.
“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 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.” — David Dastmalchian for ScreenRant
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer are returning to reprise their respective MCU roles. Newcomer Kathryn Newton will take over the role of Cassie Lang from d Emma Fuhrmann, and Jonathan Majors, who played He Who Remains in the Loki series, returns to play the villain Kang the Conqueror.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to be released in theaters on July 28, 2023. This is currently the last MCU movie that has a confirmed release date.