Douglas loves his teenage fans
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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