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Bill Murray hilariously, casually, seems to confirm MCU role

October 28th, 2021 by Marc Comments

We reported a couple of weeks ago on the rumour that Ghostbusters star Bill Murray may be set to make his MCU debut in Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania (here) and, while we were very excited, we hoped we’d have something a bit more concrete soon.

And now our concrete wishes have been answered by none other than the legendary Murray himself.

Speaking to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemaine Zeitung about his new movie with Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch, Murray casually revealed that he had just filmed his MCU debut:

“You know, recently I made a Marvel movie,” the star said, “I probably shouldn’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 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… 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.”

Bring It On was directed by Peyton Reed who is the director of the third Ant-man movie so there’s little confusing what movie Murray is talking about here.

The movie is set for February 2023 and has been filming for a while now. We got our first look at the movie’s presumed logo on the back of one of the chairs on the movie’s set (below).

Anyways, let us know your thoughts on Murray’s casting and what role he’s playing (look, it has to be Paul Rudd’s dad, ok!?) in all the usual ways ways, guys.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….