With director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp opening in theaters this weekend, I recently got to sit down with Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) to talk about the making of the sequel. During the quick interview, he talked about why he read the script more than once, what people would be surprised to learn about the making of an Ant-Man movie, what it means to be part of a franchise that brings the entire planet together, and how being part of the Marvel universe has opened the door to a new generation of fans.
As most of you know, Ant-Man and the Wasp finds Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) teaming up with Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) to venture into the Quantum Realm and rescue Hope’s mother Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer). Complications ensue when the antagonist Ghost (Hannah John-Komen) throws a wrench into their plans. Written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, the film also stars Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, and Laurence Fishburne.
Check out what Michael Douglas had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.
- What was his reaction when he first read the script?
- What would surprise people to learn about making an Ant-Man movie?
- How being part of Ant-Man opened the door to a new generation of fans and good will around the world.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ant-Man and the Wasp:
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant Man and the Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
For even more on Ant-Man and the Wasp, you can browse the links below:
- ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: 22 Things to Know About the ‘Midnight Run’-Inspired Sequel
- ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Set Visit: Everything We Learned about the Quantum Realm
- Here’s How ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Fits into the MCU Timeline
- Kevin Feige on ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, the ‘Avengers 4′ Title, ‘Guardians 3′ and More