Hollywood superstar Michael Douglas is extremely delighted to discover he has such an integral role in being one of the founding members of The Avengers!!
The 70 year old star who plays Hank Pym in the upcoming Paul Rudd’ starrer Antman was inspired to accept the part because he has never appeared in a superhero movie throughout his famed career!!
'm excited to be a part of it! I was given a whole bunch of comics to see and understand, and still I didn't realize how important Hank Pym was to Antman and The Avengers. It's been fun. Someone was just telling me that the trailer's just gone onto the internet and it's got millions of hits already. It's wild. Some people ask me what new things I'd like to try. Well I hadn't done any green-screen pictures. These guys are impressive. It's a fascinating process. I got to watch the different units, the visual-effects and the macro unit in this particular case, dealing with this incredible angle from the Ant's point of view, which is just such a trip when you see it ... It's just mind blowing."
Douglas says that his ‘Antman’ character Hank Pym “has a sense of humor; he’s got a slight tongue-in-cheek attitude and likes to test people a little bit.” Continuing, he adds, “He’s obviously a brilliant scientist but combined with that he has military-like training in weaponry. When we meet him, he is a retired, very wealthy scientist who had a very successful biotech company, from which he has been gradually removed by his protégé, Darren Cross. Because of situations that exist, he is looking for a person that can take on his role and he picks a recent ex-convict, Scott Lang, and now he is going to teach him all the tricks of the trade of Ant-Man.”
The film also stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily and Judy Greer along with Michael Douglas