Michael Douglas wants his character, Hank Pym, to progress in “Ant-Man 2.” He would like to explore the wacky side of the comic book hero.
In his recent conversation with Yahoo UK, the veteran actor revealed how the script changes affected his character in “Ant-Man” and where he would like to see his character if he is cast in the sequel.
“Paul and Adam [McKay’s] rewrite bought a lot more humor. I accused Paul of bringing a lot more humor to his character! Michael Pena can take care of himself. I on the other hand was left giving the exposition and the plot, which I was happy to do. Now that I understand a bit more about Hank Pym too. I think in this one I had to carry a lot of plot and exposition. In the next one I hope things get a little more bizarre … the Quantum Realm,” Douglas said.
Douglas added that he is yet to be cast for a sequel and would be happy to be a part of it as he has had a great learning experience. There is not much known about the plot of “Ant-Man 2.” According to Marvel president Kevin Feige, nothing is set in stone for the "Ant-Man" sequel, as there are a lot of franchises to take care of.
“We’re entering territory that’s an incredible problem to have, which is too many franchises to navigate. That’s a very, very high-class problem,” he told io9.
“Ant-Man” has proved to be a box office success with the earnings of $229 million. It stars Paul Rudd in the title role along with Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer and David Dastmalchian. Peyton Reed directed it from the screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish McKay and Rudd. It released on July 17, 2015.