He may be playing the mentor to Paul Rudd, but Ant-Man actor Michael Douglas wants in on the action.
The Oscar-winner is keen on a solo movie about Hank Pym. Due to Ant-Man‘s success with audiences, this might not be out of the realm of possibility. With Ant-Man and The Wasp just around the corner, fans are eager for more. Douglas certainly is game for another film.
While talking to Screen Rant, Douglas reveals he is up for reprising Dr. Pym. “I’d like to see him, if there’s magic, we do movie magic in terms of flashbacks,” he says. “How about getting Hank back to his prime age as the Original Ant-Man and kick some serious ass?”
In the MCU timeline, Hank discovers the Pym Particles in 1963 and becomes Ant-Man soon afterwards. At some point during the 1960s and 1970s, he becomes an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and takes on secret missions. Since his wife Janet disappears in 1987, Hank has at least two decades of adventuring under his belt.
“I need a good stunt double,” Douglas says. “You know, I’ll find him, but now you can make me look 40 years younger let’s do the whole job!”
Ant-Man‘s prologue features Douglas playing a 40-something Pym when he quits working for S.H.I.E.L.D in 1989. Another flashback depicts Dax Griffin as the body double for Douglas during Ant-Man and Wasp’s last mission together.
Fans can expect to see more flashbacks in Ant-Man and The Wasp. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne will be playing Janet van Dyne and Bill Foster, respectively. Both will also have scenes with Douglas in the past and present.
Considering the wonders of CGI, it is quite possible to de-age Douglas even further to his twenties and thirties. The only question is will Marvel be up for a film about Hank? Then again, Captain America: The First Avenger is a period piece set in the 1940s. Who wouldn’t want to see the original Ant-Man in the 1960s and 1970s?
Ant-Man and The Wasp opens on July 6th.