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Michael Douglas Is Hank Pym In Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 13, 2014 at 3:44PM

After the bona fide legend and usually-picky Robert Redford, of all people, nabbed a role in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," it seemed all bets were off in terms of who Marvel could woo to their comic book universe. And today brings another surprise addition, with an Oscar-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner joining the next big Marvel flick.
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Michael Douglas, Cannes

After the bona fide legend and usually-picky Robert Redford, of all people, nabbed a role in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," it seemed all bets were off in terms of who Marvel could woo to their comic book universe. And today brings another surprise addition, with an Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner joining the next big Marvel flick.

Variety reports that Michael Douglas (who took home a well-deserved Best Actor trophy from the Golden Globes last night for his turn in "Behind The Candelabra") has joined Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man." He will be paying Hank Pym, to Paul Rudd's lead Scott Lang, and while an earlier version of the story noted he was the villain (spied by Bleeding Cool), that information has since been scrubbed (writer Justin Kroll tweeted: "Quick update Michael Douglas will be playing Pym and Pym will not be the villain. Sorry folks misunderstanding on my part"). Regardless, with Wright recently playing up the long-standing "heist movie" approach, it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out in the script, which was co-written by Wright and Joe Cornish.

"I've been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long," Douglas told Reuters on Monday. "The script is really fun, the director is really good. Dylan (the actor's 13-year-old son) will love it. He'll have a picture he can see.Sometimes - like [when] they didn't see you for 'Liberace' - you've got to shake them up a little bit and have some fun." 

Still lots of time to speculate, as "Ant-Man" isn't due in theaters until July 31, 2015.  

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