In a surprise revelation, Bill Murray has joined the MCU, as the actor known for Ghostbusters, confirms a role in Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third movie in the franchise.
The 71-year-old actor confirmed the casting with the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
"You know, recently I made a Marvel movie," Murray said (translated). "I probably won't tell you, but never mind. In any case, some people were quite surprised why I decided on such a project. But for me the thing was quite clear: I got to know the director -- and really liked him very much. He was funny, humble, everything you want from a director. And with the cheerleader story Bring It On - Girls United he made a movie years ago, which I think is damn good. So I agreed, although I'm not interested in these huge comic book adaptations as an actor otherwise."
Bill Murray a fan of Ant-Man director Peyton Reed
Of course, Bill Murray is talking about director Peyton Reed who returns for Ant-Man 3, and when asked if he regretted taking on a Marvel role, Murray replied that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania looks to be a one-and-done for him.
"Let's put it this way: the director is a good guy, and now I've at least tried out what it's like to shoot a Marvel movie," Murray said. "But I don't think I need that experience a second time. And to come back to your previous question: I have mostly had a pretty good knack for avoiding the nasties of this industry. Fortunately, most good artists are also good people. At least that's how I experience it with my friends."
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has a July 28, 2023 release and also stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, and Jonathan Majors returns from Loki as Kang the Conqueror.
Bill Murray can next be seen in Ghostbusters: Afterlife on Nov. 19.
Bill Murray confirms Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: