When Michael Douglas signed for “Ant-Man” yesterday, let alone his designation to the title role, jaws just dropped to the floor accompanied shortly after by a “Wow.. I love it, but.. why would Gordon Gecko want to wear latex?” (obviously some people still need to see “Behind the Candelabra”).
Personally, I think it’s obvious why Douglas wants to be in a multimillion dollar Marvel movie superhero blockbuster that everyone is going to see. But I can’t be bothered explaining it.
Reuters decided to ask the “Romancing the Stone” and “Basic Instinct” stud what appealed to him about Edgar Wright’s superhero jaunt.
“I’ve been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long. The script is really fun, the director is really good. Dylan (the actor’s 13-year-old son) will love it. He’ll have a picture he can see.”
The actor, recently seen in the so-so ‘Hangover for geriatrics’ “Last Vegas”, offered up another explanation for doing it.
”Sometimes – like (when) they didn’t see you for Liberace – you’ve got to shake them up a little bit and have some fun.”
Like anyone that signs for a Marvel movie, Douglas was forced to agree to the inevitable sequel or four.
“[Marvel] reciprocated well, there are sequels,” he replied. “Who knows?”
Think there’s a chance Douglas’s Dr. Hank Pym might join Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang in an upcoming “Avengers” flick? Or maybe Pym might cross-over into one of the other solo superhero flicks that’s in the works?
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.