Michael Douglas hopes that his character in a possible Ant-Man 2 will be more eccentric and less moody.
[toggler title=”TL;DR” ]Although Ant-Man was mostly action and comedy, actor Michael Douglas feels that it was his character in the movie that brought a dark tone that moved the plot along. In an interview with Yahoo! UK he said, “Paul and Adam (McKay’s) re-write 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. In the next one I hope things get a little more bizarre.”[/toggler]
[dropcap size=small]F[/dropcap]ollowing the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel made the smart decision to make Ant-Man give it’s fans a similar feeling. The movie was equal parts comedy and action/adventure. However, with stars Paul Rudd and Michael Peña’s Luis providing the majority of the comedy, Michael Douglas feels slightly left out.
Michael Douglas recently had an interview with Yahoo! UK where he discussed how the majority of the lines that would cause the audience to laugh were given to nearly everyone but him.
“Paul and Adam (McKay’s) re-write bought a lot more humour. I accused Paul of bringing a lot more humour 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…”
There is truth to the words spoken by Michael Douglas. The script for Ant-Man was written by both Anchorman director Adam McKay and Paul Rudd, and the pair probably saw Michael Douglas’ character as the one who could bring seriousness to the film and would move the plot along. It is entirely possible that if Marvel decides to give Ant-Man 2 the green light that Michael Douglas, who hasn’t signed on for multiple films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, could be more light-hearted and add even more hilarity to the movie.
“I’m not signed up to anything more. I’ve learned a whole lot and would look forward to more if it comes my way but if not I’ve enjoyed the experience. 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!”
Exploring the Quantum Realm is an interesting and exciting direction that Marvel could take Ant-Man 2. It would surely open up more possibilities for a plot, especially since Hank Pym’s wife disappeared into the Quantum Realm and never returned.
Paul Rudd will appear in Captain America: Civil War, which hits theaters May 6th, 2016.