Michael Douglas Talks about Why He Joined ANT-MAN; Says He’s “Been Dying to Do a Marvel Picture”

     January 14, 2014

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Yesterday, we learned that Michael Douglas would star as Hank Pym opposite Paul Rudd in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man.  Even if you’re completely unfamiliar with the character, that trio of talent should have you instantly hooked into this picture.  We knew Rudd had been in the mix for months, but the casting of Doulgas took the Internet by surprise, and now the Oscar-winning actor has commented on why he decided to take the big role of a tiny superhero.  Speaking to Reuters, Douglas said,

“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.”

Hit the jump for more.  Ant-Man opens July 31, 2015.

Actors taking roles partially because they want to be able to take their kids to their movies is nothing new, and I’m sure Doulgas has earned some super dad points for being in Ant-Man.  Presumably, that’s also a reason why he’s been circling Marvel for so slong.  Douglas also gave Reuters another reason for taking the role:

“Sometimes – like (when) they didn’t see you for Liberace – you’ve got to shake them up a little bit and have some fun.”

That’s been the arc of Douglas’ career.  He’s got a diverse filmography, and I’m excited to see how his take on Hank Pym will align with Wright and Joe Cornish‘s script.

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