Guardians director James Gunn on 'Ant-Man': "My favourite Marvel film since Iron Man!"

Marvel's Ant-Man has been getting some great reactions following its premiere in Los Angeles last week - not least from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. 

Gunn took to Facebook to share his feelings on the film:

Ant-Man may just be my favorite Marvel film since Jon Favreau’s Iron Man (well, maybe excluding one film to which I’m partial). Honestly, the movie is a complete blast! I was so happy after seeing it. It’s never boring for a second and it’s hilarious and warm throughout. It doesn’t get caught up in the webbing of its own science-fiction concept like so many movies do these days, remaining simple and elegant. It’s a part of the Marvel universe without being ruled by that fact.

He went on to praise the cast, and director Peyton Reed:

I think all of Peyton Reed’s years directing have led him to making something as deft and nimble and joyous as this; he did an incredible job. And, despite Edgar Wright’s parting from Marvel, his spirit is felt through the entire project, and there is no doubt everyone owes him a huge debt of gratitude.

And Ant-Man star Paul Rudd was honoured with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre

Ant-Man is out on July 17.