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Paul Rudd’s Co-star Michael Douglas Hints at Quitting MCU After Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Paul Rudd’s Co-star Michael Douglas Hints at Quitting MCU
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be the third movie for the character and will be the movie to kick off Phases 5 and 6. Paul Rudd will reprise his role as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, an ex-convict and a thief who later turned into a sensational superhero. His knowledge about the Quantum Realm played a big part in defeating Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. Well, the next couple of phases will see more of Paul Rudd’s character and his allies. But Rudd’s co-star Michael Douglas is not so sure about another appearance. 
Poster of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Poster of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

Michael Douglas Hints at Exiting MCU After the Ant-Man Trilogy

On the recent red carpet of the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania movie premiere, Michael Douglas had an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. When he was asked how exciting it was to shoot the third Ant-Man movie after 5 years, he replied that he was very excited.
Douglas added that it was a nice experience for him as he already knew most of the actors he was working with when he was asked how exciting it was to shoot the Ant-Man movie after it was 5 years after the sequel. Michael Douglas added that it was very comfortable on the set while filming for the third movie as he already knew the director, Peyton Reed from the previous 2 movies.
“Exciting is the fact of having a comfort factor of knowing each other. You don’t have to go through the formal introductions again and again, you know. You know each other, makes it very comfortable. And Peyton Reed being the same director, so it was a nice experience”
Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in Ant-Man
Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in Ant-Man

In the same interview, when the reporter asked the Basic Instinct actor if he would return for another Ant-Man movie i.e., the fourth movie for the Ant-Man, he jokingly replied “As long as I can die”. Upon this abrupt reply by the genius Hank Pym, the interviewer was completely baffled as she was not expecting such a reply and without any further questions ended the interview thanking him.

Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang Will Be the Pivot for the Upcoming Phases

The events that will take place in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be the starting of another multiversal war as Jonathan Majors‘ Kang the Conqueror will be introduced as the main antagonist for the upcoming phases. It is rumored that the events in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars will be far bigger than that of Infinity War and Endgame combined. Paul Rudd‘s Scott Lang will play the most important part this time around because he will be the first one to encounter Kang and being an Avenger it becomes his duty to protect the world from any threats, both external and internal.

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man

Also read: “Thinking About” Ant-Man 4 Despite Ant-Man 3 Getting Mixed Reviews is Why MCU May Be Getting Too Overconfident For its Own Good

Recently rumors about a fourth Ant-Man movie have started spreading on social media as Broussard had recently tweeted about another Ant-Man movie. This spoiler has left many fans enraged and disappointed as the third movie has not been released yet and rumors about the fourth have started. Many take it as a signal that Scott Lang survives the fight against Kang the Conqueror and will make a comeback in the later half of the timeline.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to premiere on February 17, 2023.

Source: Twitter

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 200 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.