Bill Murray is an unpredictable man. It is presented in strange places hanging out with random people, like this time in 2009 when he read poetry to construction workers. He’s definitely not above a bit of trolling, so take a grain of salt – or should I say salt-at Murray’s announcement, he’s in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Murray dropped the news while interviewing the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemaine Zeitung (it just means the Frankfurt General Newspaper, nothing fancy) about The French dispatch, his latest film starring director Wes Anderson. Deadline did the “heavy” lifting of putting Murray’s German interview in Google Translate, with this result:
“You know, I recently did a Marvel movie. I probably won’t tell you, but whatever. In any case, some were quite surprised that I decided on such a project. But for me it was pretty clear: I got to know the director – and I really liked him. He was funny, humble, everything you would expect from a director. And with the cheerleader story Bring it on he made a movie years ago and I think it’s pretty darn good. So I accepted, although I’m not interested in these huge comic book adaptations as an actor otherwise… Let’s put it this way: the director is a good guy, and now I’ve at least tried what this is. is to shoot a Marvel movie. “
The director of Bring it on, by the way, is Peyton reed, who has just directed The ant Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and is currently filming the third part, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. This has to be the project Murray is in… assuming he didn’t go out of his way to lie to a German newspaper knowing it would drive America’s entertainment news crazy for speculation. So … let’s speculate! Who could Murray play in? Quantumania? Will it be just a brief appearance? Something more substantial? A laconic agent of the film’s villain, Kang (Jonathan Majors, already seen in Loki)? A multiversal version of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas)? Something else? Let us know in the comments.
Guess we’ll know for sure if Murray is in the cast before Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania premieres on July 28, 2023, but I suspect Marvel will try to prevent its role from being wasted until then. We have reached out to Disney for comment and will update if we have a response.
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