Michael Douglas Confirms ANT-MAN Comic-Con Presence And Talks Edgar Wright's Departure

Michael Douglas Confirms ANT-MAN Comic-Con Presence And Talks Edgar Wright's Departure

Reiterating how he's disappointed Edgar Wright won't be helming the Marvel adaptation, the veteran 'Hank Pym' actor confirms he'll attend San Diego Comic-Con this month in anticipation of Ant-Man.

“Yeah, I’m gonna go do Ant-Man in August in Atlanta,” assured Michael Douglas when Collider asked him if filming for the Marvel adaptation was still on track. The two-time Academy Award-winning actor then confirmed that, before filming commences, he'll attend San Diego Comic-Con during Marvel Studios' big Hall H presentation later this month. “Yeah! I’m going to Comic-Con,” he said. “I’m even dragging my son. I promised I’m taking him out of camp … But we gotta be back here. I’ve gotta give a cancer speech on Sunday morning. Marvel’s 8:45 or – 8:45 on Saturday night, so we’re gonna fly all night back and drop him at camp like at 5:30, 6 in the morning in the Adirondacks, and come down and talk to 2,000 head and neck surgeons.”

The interviewer notes that Douglas seemed thrilled to be playing Hank Pym in the Peyton Reed-directed Ant-Man, but he's still disappointed that Edgar Wright left the 2015 film. “Yeah, he’s a wonderful talent,” he said. “It was very disappointing, yeah. It was a big disappointment and more so for him because he had a lot of years invested and he was really the one initially who got them to even consider it, you know, the screenplay that he wrote. I’m not the producer on it and I’m an actor for hire, and, you know, Marvel certainly has a pretty amazing track record, rightly or wrongly, so I think it just was that kind of combination where although they like the idea of the individual and somebody with Edgar’s individual spirit and everything, maybe just collided with an operation – I think they’re all on relatively decent terms.”

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.
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