Judy Greer Promises Marvel's Ant-Man Will Be Funny, Despite Surprisingly Serious Trailer
If you were left disappointed by the lack of wisecracks in Marvel's first trailer for Ant-Man, you're not alone. After years of being pounded with jokes in what has now become Marvel's signature approach to comic book movies, fans have understandably grown to expect a healthy dose of funnies in Marvel movies, regardless of which character(s) are on screen. So, with a man as funny as Paul Rudd starring in Marvel's next big solo movie, these funnies were expected to be clear for all to see in Ant-Man's recent trailer debut. But they weren't, and now certain corners of Marvel fandom are expressing their concerns that Ant-Man could be the least chuckle-worthy outing the MCU has ever produced. But Judy Greer - who is set to play Scott Lang's Ex-Wife - has come out to ease the worries of laughter-hungry Marvel fans.
"I haven't seen it yet but there was a lot of comedy on set and we did a lot of comedic improv," said Greer. "I don't know what will end up in the movie, but yeah."
In her interview with IGN, Greer also discussed what it was like to enter the MCU's web of interconnected madness, admitting it wasn't always easy to get to grips with the history. "It was, in the beginning, a little scary. My first day on set for Ant-Man I did an interview and the guy asks me who my favorite superhero was. I said Batman and he goes, "That's DC." And then I was like, "Oh, sorry, Wonder Woman!" and he goes, "That's DC." So I called my agent and and literally he overnighted me this huge, beautiful hardcover book about all the Marvel superheroes and was like, "Some research for you." So I've been learning about Marvel. But they treat us really well and I really like the risks they're taking with the comedy in their superhero movies kind of starting with Guardians of the Galaxy."
What do you make of the different tone laid out in Marvel's Ant-Man trailer? Are you waiting for a more serious Marvel movie or do you want the jokes to keep on rolling?
Ant-Man is released on July 17th 2015.