Michael Douglas is Hank Pym

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  1. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Yes, it didn't make sense, but you never know with Marvel. They might decide to change things up. It would've been in the same way as Jim Phelps suddenly becoming a villain in the first Mission Impossible movie, even though he was an incorruptible hero through and through during the series. They might've just thought it would've been cool to have the new Ant-Man fighting the original Ant-Man. It would've been such a middle finger to the character though.
     
  2. Sean of Justice Registered

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    What did you think of Doc Ock dying a hero at the end of Spider-Man 2?

    You either die a villain, or you live long enough to see yourself become the hero.
     
  3. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    The thing about SM2 is that it was set in its own little bubble universe. So Ock was unlikely to ever come back. They wrote him as a more sympathetic villain who was merely controlled by that nano technology or whatever it was, so he was never quite himself or in control of his actions. So dying a hero was okay in that context because it completed his arc and redeemed him and was more satisfying than just having someone who isn't in control dying and being thought of as evil.

    But that's off topic here anyway.

    I really do wish we saw a proper flashback adventure with Ant-Man using Michael Douglas. Also, it seems that there is no classic version of the suit as in the comic with the almost all-red design and classic helmet. I would've liked to have seen something like that for the 60s or 80s version in the movie, and that the suit Lang wears is merely the latest iteration of it, much like Stark updates his armours.
     
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    Agreed. Grey is fine for Batman, but you expect the Marvel heroes to have more colour. Apart from Grey Hulk, of course.
     
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    Hank was trying to keep the suit a secret; it wouldn't have made sense to have a new version to give Scott.
     
  6. The_Manhunter Zack Snyder & MCU Fan

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    Douglas was great as Pym. My favorite character in the movie.
     
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    i love pym's shot at both starks.
     
  8. the dmg The Funky Homosapien

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    Michael Douglas nailed it. I wanted more of him on screen.

    Yeah, I was very impressed by it as well. It makes me really want a movie with Douglas as Pym in the early days.

    Different processes done to recreate young Flynn.
     
  9. Lobo Liv is Life

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    I think we're all in agreement that there needs to be a scene or two between Douglas and Downey.
     
  10. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Wonder boys reunion
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    What did he do to the Starks?
     
  12. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    So is Michael Douglas going to show up in another MCU film? He's not listed for Civil War, and if there isn't a sequel to Ant-Man, then when would he reappear?
     
  13. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    He could pop up in Infinity War.

    I would rather see Douglas as Pym in the Avengers science adviser role than Selvig or Dr Cho.
     
  14. AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    I hope he does. I've been a fan of Michael Douglas for a long time. He's a solid performer. And like you, I had the impression he was going to be killed off, so I'm glad it didn't happen.
     
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    Does anyone else think/hope that
    that might have been Michael Douglas in the Ant-Man suit in the flashback scene
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  17. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    Maybe Pym could pop up at [BLACKOUT]Peggy Carter's funeral in Civil War [/BLACKOUT]or was there a no love lost relationship between them when they did work together?
     
    #967 <(o_o)>, Jul 20, 2015
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  18. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    How Exactly Did Ant-Man Make Michael Douglas Look So Young?

    There is also an accompanying still of the de-aged Douglas from the film with this article. I don't know if we're allowed to post that or not though.
     
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    I don't see why not, it's not a leaked still or anything. It's an official photo.
     
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    Really liked Douglas in this film. It was funny though, in the intro scene that took place in 1989, I just kept thinking, "It's Gordon Gecko!" the whole time. He just needed the slicked back hair and the giant cell phone.
     
  21. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Still from that article above:

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    I think his face might've actually been a little fuller back then. His facial structure looks a little thinner here like how he is now. Here is his actual look:

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  22. BobJM Uncle Charlie

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    Michael Douglas looked good in the 1989 prologue scene, but that's about it.

    It looked like they were all standing in front of a green screen.

    I thought it was a pretty terrible way to start off the movie (and this coming from a guy who enjoyed the movie a good deal)
     
  23. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Edgar was going to have a prologue of Cold War Ant-Man kicking ass. That is one thing I did miss from his version.
     
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    Well, we did get Cold War Ant-Man riding a missile and grainy footage of Cold War Ant-Man kicking ass.
     
  25. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Just read CBR's article about the prologue with Peyton Reed. Turns out they did film Pym's Ant-Man on a mission in Panama in the eighties but it was cut from the movie.

    I hope it is released on the Blu Ray
     
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