Yesterday we got a bit of a surprise when Michael Douglas was announced that he had been cast as Henry Pym in Marvel’s Ant-Man. This news caught me by surprise, but I like the idea of having two Ant-Men in the movie. This also confirmed that Paul Rudd would play the Scott lang character in the Ant-Man story. Michael Douglas now talks about why he came aboard the not so popular Marvel superhero movie.
I’ve been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long. The script is really fun, the director is really good. Dylan (the actor’s 13-year-old son) will love it. He’ll have a picture he can see.
He also went on about how he wanted to throw off audiences with this movie.
Sometimes – like (when) they didn’t see you for Liberace – you’ve got to shake them up a little bit and have some fun.
Ant-Man is due out in theaters July 31st, 2015, and let me know your thoughts about Douglas being apart of the flick.