It looks like the Baba Yaga got its hands on Kurt Goreshter, as David Dastmalchian has confirmed that he isn’t returning in the upcoming third entry of the Ant-Man and the Wasp franchise, Quantumania. The actor was asked about his eventual return during his attendance at Moon Knight’s red carpet premiere. There he confirmed that he isn’t in the project.
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
He’s not the only X-Con member that won’t make a return, as we also learned back in March of 2021 that T.I. will also not be returning for the upcoming film. There were some rumblings regarding multiple sexual assault allegations towards T.I. at the time, but there have been theories that the sequel may have trimmed some of its supporting cast members. The fact Dastmalchian isn’t returning either seems to further support that theory.
For now, the only member of X-Con that hasn’t been revealed yet would be Michael Peña‘s Luis. He was a fan-favorite, especially with how he tends to recap events from previous films. While they shrunk down the cast, he may be the one to join them into the Quantum Realm. It would be hilarious to see him distracting Kang by giving him a recap of Avengers: Endgame with some fun cameos would be a great addition.