Michael Douglas Talks Wall Street 2

Exclusive: Gordon Gekko fills us in

Michael Douglas is starting shooting today on Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps for director Oliver Stone, but we managed to grab a few minutes with him over the weekend and got the lowdown on what Gordon Gekko has been up to in the years between films.

"It’s 22 years later," Douglas explains. "Gordon has done about eight years in jail and got out in about 2001. The picture predominantly focuses on these last couple of years on Wall Street, which nobody anticipated. We shot the first one in 1986 and it was a wild, wild colourful time. And here we have both a train crash and a larger-than-life period leading up to that train crash. It’s an exciting time to make a picture about Wall Street."

"Is this a softer Gekko? Eh, I can’t say that. I think he’s got some amends to make. (Laughs) We’ll see what he’s up to."

"We’ve got Josh Brolin playing what I guess is the villain of the piece. There’s a little bit of Terence Stamp, from the first one, in there. Allan Loeb wrote a good script and when Oliver signed on he put his fingerprints all over it. I think it’ll be a relevant movie. It’s all to do with the execution, I guess."

Wall Street 2 also stars Shia LaBeouf, our very own Carey Mulligan as Gekko's daughter, Susan Sarandon, and Frank Langella, and it's out here on April 23 2010.