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Michael Douglas in early talks to reprise role as Hank Pym in Ant-Man and the Wasp

With Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily back onboard for the sequel to Ant-Man, there are only a few more members of the original cast whose fate remain unknown.

Today, however, Michael Douglas confirmed that he had just gotten the call from Marvel that they want him to reprise his role as Dr. Hank Pym in the follow-up, Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Talking to Collider, Douglas said that while he hopes he won't have to do "as much expositional dialogue" as he did on this past summer's film, he was excited about the opportunity.

"I had a wonderful time doing it. Just a great, great time," Douglas said.

Douglas also offered his opinion on whether or not other stars like Michael Pena and Corey Stoll would be joining the team again for the sequel. While he was sure Pena would be back for the sequel, he joked that if they could "scrape Corey Stoll off the wall" they'd be glad to have him back too.

Despite Douglas' enthusiasm, and the studio's obvious interest in bringing him back, negotiations are just getting underway and things can change if either side of the bargaining table doesn't agree to certain terms.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is scheduled to be released on July 6, 2018. To keep track of when all of Marvel's movies are being released, be sure to check out Polygon's timeline here.

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