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    “I Can Shrink To An Ant Size And Explode”: Michael Douglas Wanted His MCU Character Hank Pym To Die In ‘Ant-Man 3’ And Now He Just Won’t ‘Show Up’ For The Role

    Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym and Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark have often been compared due to their wit. Both Hank Pym and Tony Stark are brilliant scientists and inventors in the Marvel Comics universe. They both have complex personalities, dealing with personal struggles and moral dilemmas.

    However, while Tony Stark got his iconic end Hank Pym is still very much alive. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Douglas talked about wanting his character to die in ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’, which was the third film of the ‘Ant-Man’ franchise.

    He talked about requesting Marvel to kill his character in the third movie. He explained that he wanted his death to be a serious one with all the impressive special effects. “I said I’d like to have a serious death with all these great special effects. There’s got to be some fantastic way where I can shrink to an ant size and explode, whatever it is. I want to use all those effects.”

    Additionally, it seems like Michael is tired of portraying his character and seriously wants the end of it. When asked about Hank’s future Douglas was quick to say that he was ‘not going to show up.’ “But, that was on the last one. Now, I don’t think I’m going to show up,” he said.

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    “As Long As I Could Die”: Michael Douglas’ One Condition To Return For ‘Ant-Man 4’

    Michael Douglas As Hank Pym
    Michael Douglas As Hank Pym

    Michael Douglas has been a part of the MCU since 2015 when the first ‘Ant-Man’ movie came out. However, despite the years he spent as ‘Hank’ he has been done with the character for quite a while. Previously, In an interview with THR at the ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantumania‘ premiere Douglas talked about his intentions to join the fourth film of the franchise.

    He claimed that ‘As long as he could Die‘ he was willing to be a part of the fourth film. Additionally, after the latest ‘ant-man’ movie in 2023, Marvel Studios has not yet confirmed the fourth film. 

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