Michael Douglas: ‘I Was Left Giving The Exposition And Plot On Ant-Man’

Michael Douglas said that his character Hank Pym is there for “exposition” in ‘Ant-Man’ and would love to get funnier lines if he’s in the sequel.

Talking to Yahoo Movies, Douglas said that while the rewrite of the script by star Paul Rudd and ‘Anchorman’ director Adam McKay made the film funnier, he didn’t get any of the good lines.

He said: “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…”

He also revealed that he isn’t signed up for any sequels, but would be happy to play Pym again now that has carried the burden of setting up the origin story.  

“I’m not signed up to anything more,” he said. “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!”

We also asked Douglas whether fellow Marvel star Robert Downey Jr. was worth the reported $80 million he will earn this year for playing Tony Stark in the franchise.

“Robert’s story is a great story,” he said. “For the first ‘Iron Man’ he had to pay for his own insurance to do it! That’s the history of sequels, if they’re that successful and continue to be successful then your salary goes up. All the power to him!”

‘Ant-Man’ is in cinemas now.

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