Bill Murray, welcome to the MCU.
That’s right, the notoriously choosy Bill Murray has confirmed to German outlet FAZ (via Variety) that he shot a role in Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania. Murray, who is also pretty good at keeping secrets, let the word out then, after seeming to regret it, kept on going…
“You know, recently I made a Marvel movie. I probably won’t tell you, but never mind.”
Murray continued by saying he was convinced by a director to join the Marvel film. While he didn’t cite Ant-Man 3 director Peyton Reed by name, he did refer to his “cheerleader story” Bring It On, saying it was “damn good.” On that, me and Murray can agree.
“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.”
Unlike his Ghostbusters: Afterlife co-star and Ant-Man star Paul Rudd, Murray has no intention of sticking around in the MCU for long…
“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. But I don’t think I need that experience a second time.”
Murray has made more than his share of franchise flicks, but it’s genuinely exciting to see what he does as part of Marvel, even in just a cameo. He can be seen right now in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania opens July 28th 2023.