Ant-Man’s Judy Greer: We Did a Lot of Comedic Improv on the Set
Judy Greer, who plays Scott Lang’s ex-wife in the upcoming Marvel pic “Ant-Man,” shared her insights on the upcoming pic and Marvel’s use of comedy, revealing that there were a lot of comedic improvs done in “Ant-Man.” Read on for more details on this story.
“[Marvel] 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. I’m friendly with James Gunn and I was so happy that Marvel allowed his personality and his voice to show through because he’s one of the funniest guys I know. It’s fun to see superheroes who aren’t just kicking ass but are also fully formed characters,” Greer told IGN.
Greer is set to star alongside “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Chris Pratt in the upcoming installment of “Jurassic Park” movie franchise, “Jurassic World.”
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is an upcoming superhero film based on the comic book characters of the same name produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Phase Three project that will expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with “Captain America 3,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” among others.
“Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the titular size-shifting con man turned hero Ant-Man; Michael Douglas as Henry Pym, scientist credited for the discovery of Pym particles, which enables size alteration; and Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll who will play Hope Van Dyne and central villain Darren Cross or Yellowjacket respectively. John Slattery, who previously played the role of Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s father in “Iron Man 2,” joined the cast along with Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington and rapper-actor T. I. Actress Hayley Atwell, who plays Agent Peggy Carter in “Captain America,” is set to make an appearance on the pic to reprise her role.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce the film along with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee as executive producers. “Ant-Man” is directed by Peyton Reed, known for his works including “Bring It On,” “Down with Love” and “The Break-Up.” Peyton Reedtook over after Edgar Wright left the project. Screenplay is written by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd from a story by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. Principal photography for “Ant-Man” took place on Aug. 19, 2014 in San Francisco and is set to hit the big screens on July 17, 2015.
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