One of the best aspects of Ant-Man (other than the solid script and any scene that was fortunate enough to incorporate Michael Pena) was the addition of Michael Douglas, who happened to bring a sense of credibility and gravitas to the proceedings as Hank Pym. Thankfully, it seems that Marvel and Douglas are on the same page, and talks are underway to have the actor return in the Ant-Man sequel entitled Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Signing a contract with Marvel means that actors may be obligated to be in a multitude of movies over the course of several years. Strangely, Douglas didn’t sign a contract and only was scheduled to the first Ant-Man film.
However, it seems that plans are underway to have Douglas return as Pym, as the sequel plans to feature more of his obsession with the Quantum Realm, which he initially miscalculated. Here’s what Douglas had to say:
“I just got a call recently – they want to negotiate for a sequel and I thought ‘That’s great!’ Hopefully, I won’t have to carry quite as much expositional dialogue as the first one but I had a wonderful time doing it. Just a great, great time. The cast was fantastic … It was a lovely experience, so you know, I welcome it. I chuckle about being involved with a movie that already has a release date in 2018. Ya know, it’s hard to conceive of that, but it’s all good, all the way around, it’s all good.”
With director Peyton Reed returning to directorial duties, it seems that Marvel are already moving the proper pieces in place for the sequel when Ant-Man and the Wasp opens on July 5th, 2018.
(Via Slash Film)