Ant-Man 3’s Bill Murray Confirms Villainous Marvel Role

Actor Bill Murray has revealed that his role for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is unlike the usual do-gooders he's known for.

Speaking to former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on The Eli Manning Show, the retired athlete questioned Murray about his part in the upcoming film. "Aren't you in, like, a superhero movie coming out? Ant-Man?" Not only does Murray confirm his involvement in the film, but upon being asked what his power is, Murray responds with, "My power is, I'm a bad guy."

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It was first reported that Murray, known for comedy films like Ghostbusters and Stripes, would be joining the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe installment back in October 2021, with the actor later confirming his involvement a few weeks later while speaking to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. A rumor picked up by The Illuminerdi in late December hinted at Murray playing Krylar, an obscure, Hulk-related character from Marvel comics. However, Krylar's only appearance had him heroically helping the Hulk, debunking the rumor -- unless the film really changes Krylar up.

The main villain of Quantumania will be Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. The actor already played a variant of Kang, He Who Remains, in the finale of Loki on Disney+, which teased the villain's eventual MCU debut. Being that 2018's Ant-Man and the Wasp featured multiple antagonists not working together, it is unclear at this time if Murray's mysterious role will be connected to Majors', or someone else entirely.

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However, Murray's involvement in the superhero flick does mean a reunion will occur that did not take long to happen. The actor was just featured in Ghostbusters: Afterlife alongside Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd, though Murray's screen time was brief. At the red carpet premiere for Afterlife, Rudd summed up Murray's involvement in the MCU to nothing more than a rumor.

While Rudd remained tight-lipped, it is clear that Murray's involvement in Quantumania is more than just whispers and assumptions, and he talked about the film's star further on The Eli Manning Show. Speaking with Manning, the comedy actor joked that Paul Rudd doesn't agree with his "Sexiest Man Alive" status, so neither does Murray, saying, "I'm gonna go along with Paul." Beyond that though, no other details about Rudd, Ant-Man or Murray's villainous role were shared.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters on July 28, 2023.

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