Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas wants to play a young Hank Pym in his own Ant-Man prequel film.
Speaking with ScreenRant ahead of the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, in which Douglas will make his return as Pym after debuting in 2015's Ant-Man, the screen legend was open to getting de-aged using state of the art CGI to make a Hank Pym movie happen.
Screen Rant: Where would you like to see Hank go next?
Michael Douglas: Um, well, since we're on this thing, I'd like to see him, if there's magic, we do movie magic in terms of flashbacks. How about getting Hank back to his prime age as the Original Ant-Man and kick some serious ass?
Screen Rant: I was just going to ask you that!
Michael Douglas: I'm ready. I'm geared. I need a good stunt double. You know, I'll find him, but now you can make me look 40 years younger let's do the whole job!
Marvel employed the fascinating technology on Douglas for a prominent scene in the original Ant-Man. Clearly, Douglas was a fan of the work done on him, and would like to see that further explored in his own action-adventure period piece.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park, and Walton Goggins. The film arrives in theaters on July 6.