Michael Douglas: ‘Ant-Man 4’ Could Return ‘Til I Die’

Douglas is open to doing “Ant-Man 4,” but hopes his character won’t make it into “Ant-Man 5.”

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Michael Douglas attends the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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For Marvel fans, the release of a new MCU movie is a reason to celebrate — and it also means it’s time to start speculating about the next sequel.

When “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” hits theaters on Friday, Feb. 17, it will be the first time Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang has teamed up with Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym in their own feature film, 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. ” Trailers for the film have created a lot of hype for another visually stunning descent into a peculiar world, similar to Sam Raimi’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”. The success of the film seems to be such a guarantee that many fans are already wondering what Marvel has in store for “Ant -For Man 4”.

The studio has yet to announce any official plans for the “Ant-Man” characters after “Quantumania,” though it seems likely that the release of Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror will ensure that Scott Lang and company will play a major role in the in a movie. The upcoming “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” And if Marvel decides more standalone “Ant-Man” stories are in order, at least one cast member seems open to the idea of ​​making another movie.

comment The Hollywood Reporter On the red carpet at the film’s premiere, Michael Douglas was asked if he would be willing to return for a hypothetical fourth “Ant-Man” film. The 78-year-old actor did not rule out the idea, although he was very blunt about the conditions of his return.

“Until I die,” Douglas said with a laugh.

It’s not uncommon for actors to request that their characters have a proper death scene before leaving the role. And Douglas would hardly be the first actor to make that a condition of returning to the franchise. Harrison Ford famously asked George Lucas to kill off Han Solo in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, and (a decade of “Star Wars” spoilers are coming) the character’s death in 2015’s “The Force Awakens” is said to be made it a condition of return.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” opens Friday, Feb. 17, only in theaters.

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