Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Image: Marvel Studios
Hank Pym, the first hero to take on the mantle of Ant-Man, is still the hero most people think of when they hear the name. But in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the current reigning Ant-Man is Scott Lang, who inherits the mantle from an aged Pym (Michael Douglas).
But Michael Douglas, at least, is eager to flash back to a time before that happened. In an interview with Screen Rant, Douglas expressed an enthusiastic interest in using special effects to age himself down in a Marvel movie focusing on the original Ant-Man.
“I’d like to see [Pym], if there’s magic, we do movie magic in terms of flashbacks. How about getting Hank back to his prime age as the Original Ant-Man and kick some serious arse?” Douglas said, in response to a question about what he wants to see the character do next.
“I’m ready. I’m geared. I need a good stunt double. You know, I’ll find him, but now you can make me look 40 years younger let’s do the whole job!” he added.
Frankly, I agree. If Marvel can make it visually convincing, a period piece Hank Pym prequel would absolutely rule. Make it happen, Marvel.