Michael Douglas on being cast in Ant-Man

News Glen Chapman 15 Jan 2014 - 10:05
Michael Douglas in The Game

Hot on the heels of his casting confirmation. Michael Douglas has been chatting about what attracted him to Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie...

Further to yesterday's news regarding Michael Douglas' casting as Hank Pym in Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, a move that has been greeted with an overwhelmingly positive response, the actor himself has taken time to comment on what attracted him to the role. "I've been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long", he's admitted. "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".

To be fair, it's hard to imagine Douglas will be in a hurry to show him Behind The Candelabra. That said, he picked up a Golden Globe for his work as Liberace in that over the weekend. There aren't too many movies on Douglas' CV that you'd call family entertainment though, when you come to think about it.

Douglas went on to comment on his desire to surprise audiences. "Sometimes – like [when] they didn't see you for Liberace – you've got to shake them up a little bit and have some fun".

Douglas will star alongside Paul Rudd in Ant-Man, which is set for a July 2015 release.


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Genius casting.

Very pleased with this news.

"There aren't too many movies on Douglas' CV that you'd call family entertainment though, when you come to think about it."
Oh I don't know, Basic Instinct is a jolly family romp surely?

Michael Douglas: eternal badass.

Christ! I dont know what kind of films you see with your family!!! haha

I remember watching Falling Down as a kid...

What can I say, there is nothing more wholesome than sunggling down on a sofa of a Sunday afternoon with the wife and kids and watching Driller Killer! Oh the laughs we have!

Sure - if you're the Manson family.

When u got ants in your pants it must be Pyms O'clock

Not really its an 18 certificate erotic thriller

Why would they like it?

Quickly! List all the family-friendly Michael Douglas films!
Romancing the Stone
Jewel of the Nile
You, Me and Dupree?
On a side note: I really love Coma.

Never!!! Really?

I think Rich knew that and was kind of, you know, joking...

Damon, I know it wasn't a great joke but I'm just hoping he's just trolling us ............. Please let him just be trolling.

Really, the joke isn't that subtle.

Not sure about the "I have been dying to do a Marvel pic for so long" - didnt he just get over cancer?


It's educational for sure. I saw it when I was a much younger man, and it was the first time this city boy got to see a beaver.

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