Ant-Man Actor David Dastmalchian Says Kurt's Hair Was Too Strong For Thanos To Destroy

This post contains spoilers for "Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania" and the zombie episode of "What If ... ?"

"Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania" is finally in theaters, and David Dastmalchian is back. Well, sort of. In the first two "Ant-Man" films, Dastmalchian played Kurt Goreshter, the cybercriminal who worked with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Luis (Michael Peña), and Dave (T.I.) in the company X-Con Security Consultants. After Scott is released from prison, the guys get him back into the heist world by getting his help to rob Hank Pym's (Michael Douglas) safe. Scott finds the Ant-Man suit there, and it begins his path to being an Avenger. While Dastmalchian is back in the third "Ant-Man" film, he plays a different character — he voices a red blobby creature called Veb, who has a thing for the holes in the human body. 

Kurt, on the other hand, is an expert computer hacker who is fluent in Russian and constantly brings up Slavic lore and mythology, like stories about Baba Yaga. He also has some seriously impressive height in his hairstyle. It is a sight to behold, and Dastmalchian spoke about it to /Film's Jack Giroux in a recent interview. When asked whether Kurt was dusted in the Blip by Thanos, he said that he believes his mane was too tough for Thanos to take down, even if it took the rest of him. 

'The power of Kurt's hair'

Although we don't officially know Kurt's fate after Thanos' snap, Dastmalchian offered his own explanation as to what happened. He said: 

"His physical body was turned to dust for a number of years, but his hair never dissolved. If there is one thing that Thanos could not destroy with the snap ... he made Spider-Man go bye-bye. He made half of existence disappear, but he could not make Kurt's hair go away, and that's the power of Kurt's hair. Kurt is currently doing his thing. He's back, obviously. They were able to return everyone from the snap. He looks better than ever. If you saw 'What If... ?,' which I think was so brilliant, Kurt, unfortunately, had a pretty sad end in that. But that's an alternate universe."

If you recall, poor Kurt was taken down by Wanda Maximoff in one of the "What If... ?" episodes. On Earth-616, however, Kurt and his Thanos-defying hair remain. Dastmalchian himself has staying power in the comic book movie genre. In addition to his Marvel Cinematic Universe characters, he's appeared in the DC Universe as Abra Kadabra in The CW's "The Flash," and as Polka-Dot Man in James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad." 

Here's hoping we'll see Kurt and his hair again in another part of the multiverse.

"Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania" is in theaters now.