Humour has been a key element in all Marvel movies and the makers only knocked it up a notch with the 2014 monster hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Looks like the trend will continue in Marvel's upcoming movie Ant-Man.

Judy Greer
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Actress Judy Greer, who plays Maggie, Ant-Man/Scott Lang's ex-wife in the movie recently spoke to IGN about the upcoming superhero flick and being part of Marvel Studios.

"[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," said Greer.

"I'm friendly with James Gunn (Guardians director) 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," she added.

While the actress admitted that she was earlier a fan of Batman and Wonder Woman, she's now very proud of the way Ant-Man has turned out. When asked who her favourite superhero is now and why, she replied:

"Now? I'm always going to say Ant-Man. I just love me some Ant-Man! Paul [Rudd] is so awesome and he's so great in this role. This has been my first comic hero that I've really researched and fallen for. I also think the Ant-Man origin story that we tell in our movie is really beautiful and I think there's something really real about a man trying to better himself for his family."

Ant-Man opens in theatres on 17 July, 2015.