Scott Lang was the star of Ant-Man, and Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym taught him how to shrink and communicate with ants, but if Luis, Dave and Kurt hadn't been around, the movie's climactic heist would have been a disaster. Although they were criminals like Scott, the trio, unofficially known as the 'Antourage' (or, if you ask Hank, the "three wombats"), used their respective skills to help save the day, and they'll be back next month for Ant-Man and the Wasp. There hasn't been much footage released of the 'Antourage' in the sequel, but David Dastmalchian, who plays computer whiz Kurt, has revealed that when we reunite with these colorful characters, they've left their lawbreaking ways behind and have set up their own security company. In Dastmalchian's words:
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with David Dastmalchian about his career, and when the conversation turned to Ant-Man and the Wasp, the actor provided the above explanation regarding what we can expect from Kurt, Luis, played by Michael Peña, and Dave, played by T.I., in the upcoming sequel. While these three characters were by no means evil in Ant-Man and actually provided many of the movie's funny moments (I still get a kick out of hearing Dastmalchian's Kurt say, "This is the work of gypsies!" after seeing Scott shrink), initially they were all-too keen on making their money dishonestly. But evidently their experience with helping Scott was the first step to turning their lives around, and now they're using their respective skills to run this company, which is called X-Con. But as is often the case in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, things don't stay calm for long, and eventually the old crew will have to re-form in order to deal with whatever Ghost and the movie's other villains have in store.
Other than seeing Luis, Dave and Kurt in their security company's office, the only clue as to how the 'Antourage' will be used in Ant-Man and the Wasp is Luis has been seen in a van with Hope carrying the shrunken Pym Labs building and freaking out as they shrink and grow back to normal. Like last time, we can presumably count on Dave behind the wheel of a different vehicle and Kurt typing away on a computer, but with the added resources of Ex-Con, ideally this means that those two and Luis will be even more helpful during this mission, and all while helping lighten the mood here and there.
Ant-Man and the Wasp buzzes into theaters on July 6, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates. If you're interested in learning what other MCU projects are in development, browse through our Marvel movies guide.
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