When Marvel released Ant-Man, which has seen enormous success in the world-wide box office, and then announced that there would be a sequel (Ant-Man and The Wasp) it was a forgone conclusion that the movie would see the return of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Evangeline Lily as Hope Van Dyne. It was also assumed, given his enormous comedic popularity in Ant-Man, that Michael Peña would also be returning. However there was one character that the studios didn’t possibly bank on for fans wanting to see return. Who might that be? According to ComicBook.com, that would be the other Ant-Man!
Everyone who saw the movie remembers that Lang wasn’t the only Ant-Man, as he was preceded by the inventor of the Ant-Man suit, none other than Hank Pym as played by Michael Douglas.
Douglas tells Collider that he been contacted by Marvel about the possibility of reprising the role.
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.
Lucky for us fans Douglas is eager for doing a sequel as we here at TG2 Studios were delighted by his performance.
So are you happy that Marvel is trying to negotiate a deal with Michael Douglas? Did you like Ant-Man enough that you’re excited to see the sequel?
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[I realize that this story is several days old, and that some of you may have already read it elsewhere. If so then please let me indulge myself in sharing it here. As I’ve said several times now, Keith and I both have full-time jobs and sometimes work demands more of our time and attention than desired. As a result I wasn’t able to get this story out in as timely a manner as I would have liked.]