Quite a few Marvel properties are gearing up for big sequel shoots, as well as first times out, and one of the most interesting and, indeed, exciting projects on the horizon is the sequel to Peyton Reed‘s delightful Ant-Man, now entitled Ant-Man and the Wasp. Reed has already confirmed that he will be returning for the film, as will Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, but the rest of the cast has yet to be set.
One character that fans are specifically interested in knowing the fate of is Dr. Hank Pym, played by the great Michael Douglas, and during a conversation with Steve earlier today, Douglas confirmed that he has been contacted about returning for Ant-Man and the Wasp. Here’s what he had to say about the possibility of coming back for the sequel:
I just got a call recently – they want to negotiate for a sequel and I thought “That’s great!” Hopefully, I won’t have to carry quite as much expositional dialogue as the first one but I had a wonderful time doing it. Just a great, great time. The cast was fantastic. Paul, Evangeline, Michael Pena – I’m sure he’ll be back. If they can scrape Corey Stoll off the wall, I’m sure they’ll want him too – he’s such a good villain. And Peyton too. It was a lovely experience, so you know, I welcome it. I chuckle about being involved with a movie that already has a release date in 2018. Ya know, it’s hard to conceive of that, but it’s all good, all the way around, it’s all good.
It’s encouraging to hear Douglas’ enthusiasm for Ant-Man, as watching him get scrappy with the likes of Rudd, Pena, and Lilly was one of the great pleasures of Reed’s film, which recently had a very promising debut in China. We’ll have to wait for confirmation, of course, as he’s only been contacted at this point. That being said, the possibility of seeing Douglas return for the sequel to Ant-Man, one of the few Marvel adaptations that doesn’t take itself too seriously, is the kind of thing that gets even the most skeptical of super-hero movie fans (read: this writer) excited to pay the ticket price again and sit back down for another spin.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is currently slated to be released on July 6th, 2018.
Check out our other recent stories on Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp below:
- ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: Peyton Reed to Explore “Weird, Unique & Different Territory”
- Adam McKay May Write ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’
- ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp': Director Peyton Reed in Talks to Return for Sequel
- Watch the ‘Ant-Man’ Cast and Director Peyton Reed Play “Save or Kill”