VIDEO: Michael Douglas Dishes On ANT-MAN And San Diego Comic-Con with David Letterman

As the Marvel production seeks additional cast look-alikes in Atlanta, Michael Douglas discussed Ant-Man and going to Comic-Con on the Late Show With David Letterman. Check it out after the jump!

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"Oh yeah, I'm gonna do a Marvel Comics thing called Ant-Man," said Michael Douglas when David Letterman brought up the 2015 adaptation, and suggested that the veteran actor still has the opportunity to take on new and challenging roles. "Yep, Ant-Man with Paul Rudd - wonderful actor- and I'm taking Dylan out to Comic-Con for the first time in my life. Which I hear is a scene and a half." Letterman then asked if Ant-Man was a popular comic, to which Douglas replied, "I'm not a comic guy...a couple people in your staff know about it. I don't think it was one of your major [superhero] ones, but this is about an ant." Back on San Diego Comic-Con, which is two weeks away, the Hank Pym actor says he doesn't know all of what to expect. "They just say it is insane; they say it is completely insane. It's a little bit like a Halloween party...everyone gets dressed up as their favorite character; I'm not quite sure. But Marvel has a night & evening." Meanwhile, it was previously reported that Ant-Man was looking to cast a younger-looking Michael Douglas look-alike presumably for flashback scenes in the film, and now Project Casting reveals that the Atlanta-based Marvel Studios production is seeking experienced photo doubles/stand-ins for stars Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, and Corey Stoll. For specifics on how you could apply for the gig, make the jump here. In the meantime, check out this fan art of Douglas as Hank Pym.

Michael Douglas is Ant Man by CarlPearce on deviantART

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, David Dastmalchian, Michael Pena, and Patrick Wilson, and is set for release on July 17, 2015.
Source: Late Show With David Letterman | CBS
Maven - 7/11/2014, 6:12 AM
Just saw this a few minutes ago,

Cool that he's going to con. I'd love to see him with Downey, Jackson etc.
yossarian - 7/11/2014, 6:13 AM
Did he mention how drunk I was last night? I think I remember him being there.
Jollem - 7/11/2014, 6:17 AM

blvdnoise - 7/11/2014, 6:20 AM
Please be good.. PLease be good.. Please be good..
Pasto - 7/11/2014, 6:20 AM
Hot Coco.
yossarian - 7/11/2014, 6:27 AM
@BLVD - I have news for you. Ant-Man will be:
Continuing to expand the MCU (Which is really the best thing about any of these movies)

Majority reactions will be:
Garbage kid flick
Paul Rudd really surprised them

Then you will have 6 guys who will complain that:
They messed up a villain no one cared about
They made no mention of domestic abuse
Ant-Man didn't do X and they wanted him to do X

Then you will have 6 guys who will rave:
Ant-Man was on screen before 3/4th of the justice league

Just sit back and enjoy the ride man.
DefcoN - 7/11/2014, 6:51 AM
@yoss I applaud you, sir!
case - 7/11/2014, 6:52 AM
Haha I believe you are some kind of wizard yoss...
Lozzy - 7/11/2014, 6:53 AM
Im still disappointed about the whole Edgar Wright thing, but im still willing to give this movie a chance. Its got a great cast and im sure they are still using the key elements from Wrights script.
Enphlieuwince - 7/11/2014, 6:55 AM
And yoss summed it up beautifully. That's EXACTLY what will happen.
case - 7/11/2014, 6:57 AM
Ok time to get drunk and [frick]ed up and [frick] up the punks. Enjoy your work day Americans!
jimoakley666 - 7/11/2014, 6:59 AM
Ha. That's my drawing of Douglas as Ant Man. Yes, my name is actually Carl Pearce.
McNyagano - 7/11/2014, 7:04 AM

jimoakley666 - 7/11/2014, 7:09 AM
@dio - Yeah, it's me. Check the matching avatars between this and the deviantArt account.
yossarian - 7/11/2014, 7:15 AM
Great! Pasto is back to his clicking old articles game! That's good. That makes me happy.
yossarian - 7/11/2014, 7:15 AM
Awesome work jimoakley!
jimoakley666 - 7/11/2014, 7:21 AM
Cheers, @yoss
MightyZeus - 7/11/2014, 7:32 AM
Michael Douglas is awesome.

It's great that he's going to comic con.
SuperCat - 7/11/2014, 7:40 AM
Kill it.

KINGPEN266 - 7/11/2014, 7:50 AM
KurtWagner1225 - 7/11/2014, 7:57 AM
Kingpen-yeah,cause it still is coming out
ManCalledSting - 7/11/2014, 8:16 AM
I'm still not sold on old man Pym, or Rudd as Lang. But I do hope it's a good movie, and I'm surprised.
rabid - 7/11/2014, 8:41 AM
Someone needs to slap the taste of Edgar Wright off this movie. Nobody wants to see the adventures of Old Man Pym.
PymParticle - 7/11/2014, 8:41 AM
Is he alive?
Snotzo - 7/11/2014, 8:42 AM
Letterman: Is Ant-Man a popular character with a long running series?

Douglas: ... .... .....

Audience: (Laughter)
TheAbomination - 7/11/2014, 8:56 AM
You can tell he knows next to nothing about this property. He better do his homework or else.
Dios - 7/11/2014, 9:35 AM
Yoss, you forgot the complaints about not enough Marvel tie ins/ over stuffed with marvel tie ins
MsDarkPhoenix - 7/11/2014, 9:35 AM
Yoss, I haven't told you that in a while, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! :D
Killuminatic - 7/11/2014, 9:43 AM
@yossarian If only every user on this site had the same mindset as you, then everyday would be a good day... Not that it isn't though, I mean, we've still got you and a few others.

I know I haven't interacted much but for all the years I've visited this site, I know we had a tight-knit community. I've seen many users come and go and then disappear entirely. Many who you would sorely miss as you would a close friend, and the many who return as if they had walked through the fire once you turned your back, just like in the movies. Then again, this is what makes our community.

Oh and my favourite Michael Douglas movie is this one...

Killuminatic - 7/11/2014, 9:45 AM
yossarian - 7/11/2014, 9:45 AM
Very true Dios. Very true. Also, this movie had a director/writer attached and left. So there will be, "The movie was average and really the only thing I can wonder is, what epicness did MS squander by not allowing Wright to do his thing?"

All the time Phoenix.
Dios - 7/11/2014, 9:52 AM
Hahaha...yep, thats why i just kick back with a cold one and enjoy the scantily clad women
yossarian - 7/11/2014, 9:53 AM
@kill - It's all good man. I like to think most people do have this mindset, they just like to nag everyone else.
Jwe75 - 7/11/2014, 9:55 AM
Michael Douglas is cool man and been on the business for long time. I'm sure his character on the movie is well planned, written and ofcourse played by great actor of his caliber ;)
CaptShipwreck - 7/11/2014, 10:41 AM
Yoss lol that's so dead on its kinda scary
jimoakley666 - 7/11/2014, 10:48 AM
@dio - just follow that link. Lots of stuff on my dA account.
Crabnado - 7/11/2014, 2:48 PM
yay, Ant-Man news!
jimoakley666 - 7/11/2014, 5:20 PM
@dio - Cheers, bud. Glad you like.
Trickwil - 7/14/2014, 4:05 PM
I love how Michael Douglas is the oldest dude ever and has never heard of comics or marvel but is excited about playing an ant

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