Michael Douglas Shares Epic Way His Marvel Character Should Be Killed Off

The Ant-Man star wants to be wiped out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for good.
Michael Douglas in Marvel's Ant-Man
Michael Douglas in Marvel's Ant-Man

If it were up to Michael Douglas, his Ant-Man character, Hank Pym, wouldn’t have survived as long as he has in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While appearing on The View earlier this week, the 79-year-old actor addressed his past comments about his desires to be killed off in the franchise.

“[Death] actually was my request for the third [movie],” Michael explained of his ingenious character who managed to survive the dangerous events in all three films.

“I said I’d like to have a serious [death], with all these great special effects.”

“There’s got to be some fantastic way where I can shrink to an ant size and explode, whatever it is,” he added.

“I want to use all those effects. But, that was on the last one. Now, I don’t think I’m going to show up.”

Michael Douglas’ team didn’t immediately respond to HuffPost’s requests for comment.

The Oscar winning-actor first starred as the passionate scientist in 2015’s hit film Ant-Man, which starred Paul Rudd as the miniature superhero.

Michael also appeared in 2018’s sequel, Ant-Man And The Wasp and 2023’s Quantumania.

His latest comments come after he told The Hollywood Reporter in February 2023 that he would return for a fourth film as Pym “as long as I could die”.

While film producer Stephen Broussard noted in a separate interview that Marvel Studios is eyeing a fourth Ant-Man film, considering how badly Quantumania bombed at the box office, we’ll not exactly be holding our breath for another instalment in the franchise.


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