Michael Douglas talks Ant-Man casting

While Michael Peña is linked to a role

Michael Douglas has commented on his casting in Ant-Man as Hank Pym, and has revealed that he had been “dying to do a Marvel picture for so long”.

“The script is really fun,” continued the star, “the director is really good. [My son] Dylan will love it. He’ll have a picture he can see.”

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

Meanwhile, Douglas could soon be joined by Michael Peña, with the actor thought to be currently mulling over an offer of a currently undisclosed role.

It’s thought that Peña is keen, and that Kevin Feige’s attentions will soon turn to casting the female lead, with Rashida Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard said to be among the frontrunners.

Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Paul Rudd, Ant-Man will open in the US on 31 July 2015, with a UK date to be confirmed.

What do you think of Douglas's casting? Tell us, below!


    • Ali1748

      Jan 15th 2014, 14:52

      Wright, Douglas, Rudd and now Pena this is turning out to be some cast, all we need now is a hot Schwing worthy actress to play Wasp.

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    • mattrix33

      Jan 15th 2014, 16:00

      This is such a good idea having a older hank pymm. With avengers 2 being about ultron they can now have flashback/ or have pymm tell how he made him. A great way to introduce Antman and also expand the story. Kevin feige really does have a great Handel on the marvel franchise and on how to make it all "gel" for audiences that have little marvel knowledge

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 15th 2014, 16:27

      So far it seems like Pym isn't going to create Ultron but I hope Marvel are just bluffing.

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    • marvelboy

      Jan 15th 2014, 16:56

      @Ali1748 I don't believe Marvel have officially said who/what is going to create Ultron, maybe they don't know them self, this weeks Ant-man casting could change that, I hope so. but either way Ultron is going to be bad-a*s and Ant-man is a great start to Phase 3 -

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