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Michael Douglas Wanted to Get Killed Off in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’


Key Takeaways:
– Michael Douglas, who played Hank Pym in the Ant-Man franchise, requested a dramatic on-screen death for his character.
– Marvel Studio overlooked Douglas’ request for the third installment of the film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
– Fans showed disappointment in Marvel’s decision, believing that this could have saved the film from being a box office flop.

Veteran actor Michael Douglas known for critically acclaimed roles, is reprising his character Hank Pym in Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) star recently disclosed a condition for his return to the franchise, but Marvel Studio decided to overlook his request. This decision has left many fans of the franchise disappointed, who believe that Marvel missed a golden opportunity which could have potentially saved the film from underperforming at the box office.

Michael Douglas’ Striking Request

Last year, during the premiere of the film’s third installment, Douglas expressed a desire to return for a fourth installment, with a condition. The veteran actor wished for his character, Hank Pym, to meet a dramatic end. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Douglas expressed an interest in seeing his character die in a spectacular fashion, using the franchise’s notable special effects.

However, Douglas revealed that the executives at Marvel did not acknowledge his request.

Fans’ Response to the Overlooked Request

Douglas’ comments sparked a widespread discussion among fans when shared on the internet. Many expressed disappointment in Marvel’s decision to turned down the veteran actor’s request. According to discussions, fans believe that complying with the request would have elevated the stakes of the story and saved the movie from being a box office disappointment.

Fans’ Insights on the Missed Opportunity

Several comments on social media indicated that fans were expecting a turning point in the movie, which could have been achieved by the loss of Hank Pym’s character. Many declared that this dramatic highpoint could have made the film memorable and changed the narrative direction of the Ant-Man franchise.

Marvel Studio’s Box Office Struggle

In retrospect, Michael Douglas’ request could have been what the film needed to boost its success at the box office. The Numbers reported that the film grossed only $463.6 million worldwide, significantly less than expected considering the popularity of the franchise.

Douglas’ Uncertain Future In MCU

Given that Hank Pym survives the events of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, it remains uncertain whether Douglas will return for another film in the franchise. The actor, in previous interviews, indicated his uncertainty about MCU’s future direction. Given the disappointing performance of the film introducing Kang the Conqueror, portrayed by Jonathan Majors, Douglas’s future in MCU seems more questionable than ever.

In conclusion, Marvel Studio’s decision to overlook Michael Douglas’ special request for his character has been met with disappointment by fans. Many believe it was a missed opportunity to inject a dramatic twist that could have elevated the film’s success. While it remains uncertain whether Douglas will return to MCU, disgruntled fans are left with what could have been a thrilling conclusion to Hank Pym’s storyline.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently available for streaming via Disney+.

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