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Michael Douglas: Give me more anti-ageing Ant-Man

Michael Douglas was hugely excited when he saw that CGI had made him look 30 years younger in Ant-Man.

The 70-year-old actor appears as Dr. Hank Pym in the movie, the man who created the suit which enables Paul Rudd's Ant-Man to shrink to the size of an insect. At the beginning of the movie fans get a glimpse into Hank's backstory, which meant using a computer to make Michael look younger. He was thrilled with the result, which instantly reminded him of his 1984 flick.

"Seeing myself CGIed at the beginning of the movie 30 years younger... was incredible, because it was one of the scenes we were looping and Peyton [Reed, director] said, 'You'll get a kick out of this,' because they'd completed half of it so it's a scene at the beginning of the movie and I had these little dots all over my face, and I'm looking at it and half way through the scene the picture it just appeared and there I was 30 years ago. Romancing the Stone!" he marvelled to Cover Media. "I'm thinking I'm all for a prequel!"

Peyton would also like to return to the characters, not least because he believes there is still a lot of story to tell. If another film does happen he promises it will be as funny as this one, which manages to inject a great deal of humour into the genre.

Paul also became engrossed in considering a return to his alterego - known as Scott Lang when he isn't Ant-Man - although he thinks it should take a totally new direction.

"Ant-Man 2 will be like a Bergman film! Very quiet. Very serious," he laughed, referring to the famously intellectual filmmaker Ernst Ingmar Bergman.

Peyton added: "We're gonna shoot in Sweden and it'll all be all about Scott's silence."

On a more serious note, Michael suggested that eagle-eyed fans might be able to guess what is upcoming in the Marvel universe - but it'll mean staying glued to their cinema seats until the very last minute.

"And [to] acknowledge [our co-star] Evangeline Lilly, who's not with us today who's eight months preggers. For those of you who strayed until the very end of the credits I thought there was also a little taste of what might be coming..." he teased.

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