Dou­glas loves his teenage fans

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Amer­i­can ac­tor Michael Dou­glas never imag­ined that he’d be watched by teenagers. But that was un­til he got the role of Hank Pym — a sci­en­tist from the Marvel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse, who in­vents, and uses the shrinking tech­nol­ogy. Dou­glas thinks its cool that teenagers can now watch his work. “It’s cool. I’ve got this whole new gen­er­a­tion of fans un­der 15 years old, all of whom could never see my films be­fore be­cause they were R-rated, and they’re say­ing, ‘Hey, Hank Pym!’ It flat­ters you af­ter do­ing this for 50 years to see this new group,” he says. Dou­glas, re­turns as Dr Pym in the sec­ond in­stal­ment of the An­tman film fran­chise, Ant-man and the Wasp, and the 73-year-old ad­mits that he loves be­ing part of the su­per­hero world. “My whole ca­reer has been con­tem­po­rary films — come­dies, dra­mas, and all that. So to get into this other world, the quan­tum realm where any­thing goes is a trip. So I’ve en­joyed it. It has a fam­ily feel­ing about it, in terms of the Marvel fam­ily, and some re­ally good ac­tors to work with,” he says. Dou­glas, apart from work­ing with the re­cur­ring char­ac­ters of Paul Rudd (An­tman) and Evan­ge­line Lily (Wasp), will also be co-star­ing with ac­tor Michelle Pfeif­fer, who will be play­ing the role of Dou­glas’ (Pym) wife. “It was just fab­u­lous. In the first one, there’s a flash­back that de­picts me as 30 years younger. It’s cool. It would be great to act with Michelle Pfeif­fer as we looked 30 years ago. Who wouldn’t like that?” he says.

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