Michael Douglas arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend for the world premiere of his new thriller The Reach. When he sat down to chat with MTV, the talk eventually turned to the Marvel Phase Three adventure Ant-Man, which started production last month.
Michael Douglas plays Hank Pym, who created the Ant-Man suit that allows whoever wears it to shrink down to an ant's size, while retaining all of their human strength. When asked if the actor will get to wear the suit himself, Michael Douglas says that only the "ripped" Paul Rudd will be wearing the costume as Scott Lang.
"Paul Rudd is ripped. He's been training and working out for this picture for a long time. He was so cut, that they had to soften his costume up, with all the built-in six-packs and all of that. My costume will be hung up and Paul will be wearing it in good form."
"No, I couldn't relate to it on any level. They have this different way of working, but Marvel obviously has this incredible track record. They kind of... everything sticks to the wall, you know. It's a broad canvas, and they can afford to, and they kind of hone it down. And it's this effects world, and I've never done any effects movies. One of the challenges of The Reach is how do you do a thriller, in bright daylight, with no special effects, in this day and age, and still keep an audience's attention? It seemed to have worked, whereas Ant-Man is going to be... I can't get into a whole lot of detail, but clearly there's going to be a lot of stuff revolving around the size of an ant's perspective."
Stay tuned for more Ant-Man news as production continues on director Peyton Reed's Marvel Phase Three Adventure, arriving in theaters July 15, 2015. Take a look at Michael Douglas' full video interview below from the Toronto International Film Festival.