Michael Douglas asked to be killed off in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Michael Douglas begged for a "serious" death in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' and though he survived, he thinks it's unlikely he'll return for another movie.



Michael Douglas wanted to be killed off
Michael Douglas wanted to be killed off

Michael Douglas begged for a "serious" death in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania'.

The 79-year-old actor admitted last year he would only return for a fourth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise if his alter ego Hank Pym was to be killed off, and he's now revealed he actually asked for a special effects-laden demise in last year's installment, which was a box office flop.

Speaking on 'The View', he said: “[Getting killed off] actually was my request for the third one,” Douglas said. “I said I’d like to have a serious [death], with all these great special effects.

"There’s got to be some fantastic way where I can shrink to an ant size and explode, whatever it is. I want to use all those effects."

And while Michael didn't get his wish, he's unlikely to return as Hank - who also had a brief appearance in 'Avengers: Endgame' - for another movie.

He added: "But, that was on the last one. Now, I don’t think I’m going to show up [for a fourth].”

The veteran actor admitted last year he still had to "ask quietly" about certain topics in the MCU.

He told Digital Spy: “On the first one I knew nothing. I was not a comic book addict when I was a kid.

“I didn't know the Marvel world, so they sent me a whole slew of the comics to get some idea.

“I didn't have any idea about [the universe] and even now I still have to ask quietly because I don't want to be an idiot. Now it's getting very complicated because Kang, our ultimate villain in 'Ant-Man: Quantumania', is going to be in a lot of the different Marvel films."

The 'Franklin' actor had also never done green screen before making his Marvel debut but finds it much easier now.

He said: “What's unique here is you don't see the material until you're almost arriving for your rehearsals and this is the Marvel System or the Marvel Way. So you're a little at loose ends.

“Everything's a little easier after the first one because I'd never done a green screen movie before and now you have a little idea of what's going to happen."