In a recent interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Bill Murray strongly hinted that he will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Murray was speaking to Patrick Heidmann about his upcoming film The French Dispatch when he revealed that he “recently shot a Marvel movie,” even though he was “probably not supposed to” to talk about it.
“You know, I recently shot a Marvel movie. I’m probably not supposed to tell you, but whatever,” Murray said, as translated from German to English by IGN. “But a few people were pretty surprised that I would decide on doing a project like this. But for me, the case was clear; I got to know the director – and I really liked him a lot.
“He was funny, humble, everything you want in a director. So, I agreed to do it, even though these giant comic book productions don’t usually interest me as an actor.”
While he didn’t name Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania specifically, he did reveal that this unnamed director was the one who made Bring It On. For those unaware, the director in question is Peyton Reed, the director of the first two Ant-Man films and this upcoming one.
This confirmation from Murray also follows a previous report from TheCosmicCircus that said a casting listing on Mandy.com stated that John Townsend was a photo double for Murray on a production called “Dust Bunny.” This codename is said to be for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
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Murray will not be the only newcomer to the film, as Lovecraft Country’s Jonathan Majors will also be making his feature film debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was recently delayed from February 17, 2023 to July 28, 2023. It was one of the many MCU films hit by a schedule shift.
For more, check out the creepy photo Peyton Reed shared to commemorate the first day of filming, IGN’s top 15 Bill Murray films, how the ending of Loki may impact this new film, and why Evangeline Lilly thinks her character the Wasp is still an “enigma” after multiple movies.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.