The reason why Michael Douglas took on the role of Hank Pym for "Ant-Man" was so he can be a part of a franchise that his kids would genuinely love.
He even laughingly shared with Collider that his kids were far more impressed with how young he looked in the film as compared to its incredible special effects.
"I was a little disappointed that the thing that they were amazed the most (by) was how young I looked in the opening sequence," he said. "I thought they dwelled on that a little too long, my kids, compared to all the incredible other special effects. But they loved it."
Because of this, being a part of the sequel entitled "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is already a sure thing for Douglas.
"I just got a call recently and they wanted to negotiate for a sequel. I thought, 'That's great!' Hopefully I won't have to carry quite as much exposition and dialogue as the first one, but I had a wonderful time doing it, just a great, great time," he said.
Douglas is pretty excited to reunite with his costars and the Marvel crew, because they all had a blast making the first film.
"The cast was fantastic. Paul (Rudd), Evangeline (Lilly), Michael Pena, I'm sure they'll probably be back. If they can scrape Corey Stoll off the wall, I'm sure they'll want him too, he's such a good villain," said Douglas. "And crew wise too, Peyton (Reed). It was a lovely experience, so I welcome it. I chuckle at being involved in a movie that already has a release date in 2018. It's hard to conceive of that, but it's all good, all the way around, it's all good."
Even though he is not a huge comic book fan while he was growing up, Douglas became one now after reading up on the "Ant-Man" storyline. He also acted like a complete fanboy when he first met Stan Lee.
"I had to do my research for 'Ant-Man' and in the Marvel world in general. I got a deep appreciation for Stan Lee, really enjoyed getting to meet him. I wanna be like Stan when I'm 93, so vivid, so alive, active imagination, big sense of humor, good guy," he gushed.
Douglas added that he is extremely "proud" of what they have done for "Ant-Man," and he is simply looking forward to teaming up with Marvel for "Ant-Man and the Wasp."