A third Ant-Man is currently shooting at Pinewood Studios UK with Peyton Reed directing. The cast includes Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope, Kathryn Newton as the newest incarnation of Cassie Lang, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet, and newcomer Jonathan Majors playing the villain big bad, Kang The Conqueror.
At one point, Bill Murray’s name appeared on the industry website Mandy listing (spotted by The Cosmic Circus) thanks to a crew member and sparked interest if he would be actually showing up in the MCU movie. He’s seemingly now confirmed his addition to the MCU in a new interview.
The comedic actor spoke with German outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (via Variety) to promote the Wes Anderson filmThe French Dispatch, alluding to “recently working on a Marvel movie” and mentioned the director’s excellent pic Bring It On, all but confirming the project was Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania.
Peyton Reed is no stranger to hiring comedians for parts and teased in 2018 to hiring Rick Moranis to play Scott Lang’s father Bob Lang, could Murray be playing Scott’s dad instead since Moranis has long retired from acting?
It sounds like the part is small since Bill Murray had been recently working on Wes Anderson’s new secretive film Asteroid City that had been shooting on location in Spain over the summer with a fantastic collection of actors such as Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, Bryan Cranston, Jeffrey Wright, Hope Davis, Liev Schreiber, Rupert Friend, Margot Robbie, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Tony Revolori, and Tom Hanks.
A reminder that Ant-Man 3’s impressive crew is expected to consist of production designer Will Htay (No Time To Die, Rogue One, Solo, Andor), cinematographer Bill Pope (The Matrix Trilogy, Shang-Chi Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy, Alita: Battle Angel), second unit director Dan DeLeeuw (Eternals, Avengers: Endgame), and costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ (Eternals, Jurassic World: Dominion, Ant-Man, X-Men: First Class, Hellboy II: The Golden Army).
It will debut in theaters on July 28, 2023, after Disney adjusted their Phase 4 schedule.