It’s not every day you get to sit down with the Hollywood legend that is Michael Douglas. And to do on the same afternoon as Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily and Peyton Reed made for something rather special, as the talented individuals behind Marvel’s latest production, Ant-Man and The Wasp came to London to promote their new venture.
Douglas, who reprises his role as Hank Pym, discusses with us what it was like connecting to the human within this supernatural environment, while also admitting he has very little knowledge on all things MCU (nor, ironically, modern technology). Rudd speaks about his involvement not only as an actor but a screenwriter, and explains why his character didn’t go in for the kiss with Mr. Pym. He also updates us on his role in the forthcoming Avengers production.
Lily describes what it means to her to be the very first female superhero in the MCU to be granted her name in the title of the movie, and how disappointing it is that it’s taken so long. She also speaks about her fondness for nature, and how surreal it was to have Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer as her on-screen parents. Finally Reed talks to us about capturing the tricky tone of the film, which is equally as comedic as it is action-orientated, and how jealous he gets of Rudd when he’s off shooting movies with the Russo brothers. He also discusses the theme of fatherhood in the movie, and the enjoyable challenge of placing his movies within the wider context of the entire Marvel machine.
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Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.
Ant-Man & The Wasp is released in cinemas across the UK on August 2nd.