Marvel star gets second MCU role in Ant-Man 3
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has unleashed David Dastmalchian's second MCU character upon us in some new poster art.
Having played Russian computer whizz Kurt across the first two Ant-Man movies, the actor was missing in physical form this time around, but down on the subatomic level, he was there all along.
Yep, as you can see below, Dastmalchian voiced a slimy purple thing named Veb from the Quantum Realm.
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We already had an inkling that the Prisoners star wouldn't reprise Kurt for Quantumania, given the fact that not even a year ago, no offer had been put on the table.
"It doesn't look like it... But that's okay," revealed Dastmalchian when questioned about his character's possible return.
"I know they're making something incredible. I can't wait to see what Peyton [Reed] does next. He's one of my favourite directors... He's been so busy. I have tried to stay in touch, but he's making an incredible film right now."
Still, at least he was involved in some capacity.
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Another Ant-Man fan-favourite who fell foul to the threequel's descent into the Quantum Realm was Michael Peña's Luis.
Reed himself told The Hollywood Reporter: "There were no versions of this movie [with Luis]. There are a lot of characters in the movie. We obviously have our Lang, van Dyne and Pym family, but then we also introduced Kang, MODOK and all of our Freedom Fighter characters.
"We had to make decisions early on about what stories we could tell. I love those characters. They were really fun, but as we got further into [development] we knew we wanted to bring the family into the Quantum Realm pretty early in the movie; it just didn't make sense [to include Luis and co.]"
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is out in cinemas.
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