Michael Douglas wished Ant-Man was his 'meal ticket into retirement'
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 July 2018
Hollywood icon Michael Douglas has revealed he wanted 'Ant-Man' to be his "meal ticket into retirement"
Michael Douglas wanted 'Ant-Man' to be his "meal ticket into retirement".
The 73-year-old actor admitted he was thinking about his financial future when he signed up to portray Hank Pym, but now he enjoys being a part of the Marvel Cinematic universe (MCU).
Asked why he signed up for the movie, he said: "There was a conscious thought, when I got involved with this, this could possibly be my meal ticket into retirement.
"But I'm happy to be part of the Marvel family. It's really been a hell of a lot of fun."
Michael - who reprises his role in 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' - didn't know a lot about his character before he signed up, but studio bosses were able to ensure he was well versed in the entire MCU before filming began.
He told SFX magazine: "They send you a very nice coffee table book of Marvel characters for your reading pleasure.
"A lot of the Ant-Man stuff with Hank Pym ... he's in his prime.
"Now we've moved him to a senior position and he's passing everything on to Scott."
Part of the sequel was shot in Atlanta, which gave the cast the chance to check out work on 'Avengers: Infinty War', as their filming overlapped.
Michael said: "We were down there when the 'Avengers: Infinity War' was overlapping. We got to see a bit of it.
"Robert Downey Jr. and I go back a while, we did this picture called 'Wonder Boys' together in 2000 so I've known him a long time.
"He's a wonderful host down there to the whole 'Avengers' cast."