Unlike most actors who sign on for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and must commit to numerous films, actor Michael Douglas’ contract for the first “Ant-Man” film was just for it – and nothing further.
That meant his return to the role of aging former superhero Hank Pym in the sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp” wasn’t a given. Today though he’s used his social media account to confirm he’s coming back. Speaking about it with Collider late last year, Douglas said:
I just got a call recently — they want to negotiate for a sequel and I thought ‘That’s great!’ Hopefully, I won’t have to carry quite as much expositional dialogue as the first one but I had a wonderful time doing it. Just a great, great time… It was a lovely experience, so you know, I welcome it. I chuckle about being involved with a movie that already has a release date in 2018. Ya know, it’s hard to conceive of that, but it’s all good, all the way around, it’s all good.”
Production on “Ant-Man and the Wasp” begins in Atlanta in late June/July with the film currently targeting a July 6th 2018 release.