April 16, 2024 8:34 am

From Ant-Man to Captain Marvel: Why De-Aging Effects Can Be a Double-Edged Sword
From Ant-Man to Captain Marvel: Why De-Aging Effects Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

From Ant-Man to Captain Marvel: Why De-Aging Effects Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

While the first Ant-Man (2015) movie is set in the present day, it opens with a flashback to 1989 when Michael Douglas’ character, Dr. Hank Pym, resigns from his post at S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering their plan to duplicate his Ant-Man tech. As the original Ant-Man from Marvel Comics, the entomologist and quantum physicist Dr. Pym discovered and harnessed the power of a subatomic particle, enabling the human body to shrink or expand.

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​The MCU used visual effects to “de-age” Michael Douglas and Samuel L. Jackson, unintentionally reminding audiences of each actors’ greatest films. Read More