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Bill Murray Confirms ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Role

Bill Murray Confirms ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Role

JohannSchmidt1943

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/bill-murray-ant-man-3-peyton-reed-marvel-1235098318/


cbekel3618

Him just outright confirming it is the most Bill Murray thing to do, ain't it?


chanma50

"I did it because I liked Bring It On" is also Murray-esque.


Addendum-Away

Lol, “I probably won’t tell you [which movie]” then goes on to talk about the directors previous movies.


migsahoy

i fucking lol’d lmao i cant wait to see him in this movie


neilsharris

Totallt.


HardcoreKaraoke

"Yeah I did it. It kind of sucked as an experience but hey I can say I did a Marvel movie and got paid. I won't be back." I appreciate the honesty.


cbekel3618

Some guys just do it for the paycheck, I can respect that and the honesty


blasto2236

I mean, he was in Garfield. He is clearly not above doing it for the check. Also “Any regrets?” “…Garfield, maybe?” Is the best dialogue exchange in Zombieland, so it all worked out.


Appropriate_Lynx3770

Lol that and the "drugs cost money" line killed me he was hilarious in both zombieland movies


thatboy_Q

I like the film overall (it’s a fun, easy watch) but Bill is definitely the best part of it. “Ahh, that’s still tender.” “think you might pull through??” “…… no.”


ItsCornstomper

He only did Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was written by Joel Coen of the Coen brothers.


blasto2236

I’m not sure I buy that, and even then it doesn’t explain the sequel lol.


BackmarkerLife

Contracts are a bitch


xkaliburr56

Yeah. He thought the script he was sent said Joel Coen, but it was written by Joel Cohen. He signed the contract without reading the script. The contract was for three movies, but the second one didn't meet expectations.


periwinklefog

Wasn't that just a joke by him? Or a poor excuse lol


ItsCornstomper

Never seen a source confirming either of those but open to correction.


BennyReno

Pretty sure it had something to do with the voice actor in the old Garfield cartoons being the same guy who voiced Venkman in the Ghostbusters cartoon series.


geek_of_nature

Christopher Eccleston's very like that as well. He's upfront about taking some roles because he's got a family to support. Even though he's passionate on about acting, and will put 100% of his effort into every role, to him its a job first and foremost.


Cauliflower_Diligent

That's weird to hear, since he was so against coming back for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary. They had to CGI him in for John Hurt's regeneration scene.


geek_of_nature

That was more to do with the way the BBC treated him when he left. He met with Steven Moffat about the 50th, and it was only after he turned it down that John Hurts War Doctor was created. He's come back to the role since in Big Finish, and clearly stated that it was mainly so he had work.


Melcrys29

He had a bad experience on the show, and it's too bad he didn't appear, but the War Doctor story was great.


The5Virtues

Plus at his age I’m sure the demands of a marvel movie are probably pretty exhausting. He’s been pretty upfront about the simple truth that he’s getting on in years and a lot of movies he would have jumped at a decade ago are an instant pass for him now. I’d bet he took it primarily just to be able to say he was in the MCU. This has been this big It Thing in Hollywood for awhile now. For him it’s probably a bit like checking one more thing off the bucket list. Blockbuster super hero movie? Check!


NovaStarLord

Also judging by what actors say making Marvel movies is like with them being secretive and switching scripts around I can see why he said it "sucked as an experience" and was turned off by it.


BigfootsBestBud

I know what you mean, but that wasn't what he said in fairness. He didn't say it "sucked." He said the experience wasn't something he would want to go through a second time, but he's glad he checked it out and can say he did it.


ZGx1x3

I read bill murray is very hard to get a hold of. People go to him, not the other way around


Vishion-8

**"Interviewer: “And did you regret the decision?** **BM: “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. And to come back to your previous question: I have mostly had a pretty good knack for avoiding the nasties of this industry. Fortunately, most good artists are also good people. At least that’s how I experience it with my friends.”** So this is a one off for Bill, either a Matt Damon type role in Ragnarok and Love and Thunder with a little more screen time or a decent sized role that will not be continued in the future.


KentuckyFriedEel

Everything is a one off for bill. He never does sequels or returns. Ghostbusters is the exception


Rman823

Don’t forget the classic Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties.


TheSevenDots

Here before someone tells the Coen brothers story because it's Reddit.


Addendum-Away

That cracks me up every time. Though I shouldn’t be surprised the guy who just described Bring it On as a “damn good movie” didn’t flinch when he thought the Coen brothers were adapting Garfield.


marioshairlesstwin

Bring It On is a damn good movie


themickeym

It is PERFECT


Rman823

I still don’t see how he made that mistake. Did he really think Joel Coen was writing a Garfield movie ?


Tornado31619

I mean, Greta Gerwig’s doing a Barbie film…


Rman823

Yeah, but I’d be shocked if it was just some generic movie based off a property for kids.


Addendum-Away

I like to imagine it was wishful thinking. Like, “Finally! The treatment of Garfield we’ve all been waiting for.”


whatnameisnttaken098

Tbh I'd love to see No Country for Garfield


masongraves_

Odie going around the neighborhood trying to track down Garfield and his lasagna while shooting people with a compressed air gun


AvuncularPederast

Link?


euri_dice

this title sounds like porn


KentuckyFriedEel

Wow did anyone even watch that movie? I dont even remember the first one


BrotherhoodVeronica

I did, I used to love that movie when I was a kid. I remember some days I'd put the movie and skip directly to a scene where Garfield and other animals make lasagna to the sound of Pump It by Black Eyed Peas. I don't dare watching that movie again today though, I don't want to ruin the fond memories I have of it.


TheWizard47

I grew up with it as a kid.


Rman823

I just saw the first and that was because my younger brother wanted to see it at the movies.


Jester319

Expect of course, Garfield: a tale of two kitties


cinemasketch26

i dont care what anyone says, that movie slaps. got tons of nostalgia for it lol


ericbkillmonger

Yeah he’s done 2 sequels and a reboot - must be a franchise close to his heart


AKAkorm

Except with Wes Anderson


Addendum-Away

“Made a Marvel movie” kind’ve implies he’s more than a cameo.


FordBeWithYou

Aw nice, next Peyton Reed needs to snag Dan Aykroyd! Lets keep the Not Ready for Prime Time Players cameo-ing in his movies!


jessefilmmaker

![gif](giphy|8Bl3SjflccGmFca23S)


FordBeWithYou

I wasn’t ready for Mike, but boy did it brighten my day hahaha ![gif](giphy|CInnyvG9GeOd2)


deekaydubya

Damn, first actor in awhile to not love working with Marvel yeah?


Lt_Lysol

i didn't get a "didn't love it" feel. Bill Murray has been in the industry long enough that he just doesn't care. He's like a "do it, just to do it" person.


GaymerAmerican

first to be open about it in a while


Matapple13

Kevin Feige: No matter what the fans, reporters or interviewers ask, you can’t confirm your presence in the movie until a official confirmation from the studio. Alfred Molina and Bill Murray: I missed the part where that’s my problem.


Tasty-Pizza-8692

They’re so fucking famous suing them is a lose-lose for Marvel and not getting rehired is a who gives a damn for them. They have nothing to lose and a “Strike One” text from Kevin Feige to laugh at to gain.


calgil

Alfred Molina surely isn't that famous.


RalphSkipperson

Maybe not, but his wife is the Chief Creative Officer of Disney Animation Studios so I’d say he can do what he wants lol


ImjustANewSneaker

Not going against your point but at this point in his career it’s crazy to think Kevin Feige probably outranks her


BreedinBacksnatch

The man is in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spider-man 2, and Chocolat, to say nothing of his theatre work. He is a legend.


The_Lore_Guy

He was also in Boogie Nights, cant forget Boogie Nights


Del_Amitri

And The Man Who Knew Too Little, playing opposite yours truly Bill Murray.


TokyoPanic

He's not like mainstream big A-list famous, but he's a well-respected veteran character actor.


Johnny_Mc2

throw me the idol, I throw you the whip


wait_what_lmao

That's what Steve Coogan's character assumed as well in their scene in Coffee and Cigarettes (2003).


l-ll-ll-lL

Cap


Future_Average

I’ve seen the “strike one text” from feige mentioned a few times. Is there any basis in truth to that or is that just a running joke?


DonnyLucciano

100% serious. That's why Tom Holland hasn't spoiled NWH yet, or else he'd be "dealt with"


Future_Average

Donny Lucciano sleep with da fishes


Melcrys29

Leave the spoilers, take the cannoli.


JeffTuche7

I AM PREGNANT


LeastCap

Jeff I thought we werent telling people yet !


shroomedguyed

Jeff I thought WE weren’t telling people yet !


JeffTuche7

🤫


matticusovo

Jeff you got some ‘splainin to doooo


ericbkillmonger

Got to watch those nerdgasms


cabballer

Am I preggernat?


Anjunerian

Am I pregante?


alive_street_83

wah je viens pour des spoils de marvel et je me fais spoile les tuches 4


JeffTuche7

Rah je suis désolé mon reuf mais quel plaisir


LostOnTrack

BILL FUCKIN’ MURRAY ![gif](giphy|cjPQOUicH2TbrhOB3P)


ctuwallet24

“But I don’t think I need that experience a second time.” I get what he’s saying, but damn.


littletoyboat

I worked on Agents of SHIELD, and I can confirm these things are more fun to watch than work on.


Namorons

As an AoS fan... Can you talk about what you did on tge show and the experience youve had. If you talked about it before id love a link.


littletoyboat

There's not much to say. I worked in the production office, which isn't much different than any other office work, other than the fact that the writers were down the hall, and occasionally famous actors would stop by to say hi. I got to read the scripts in advance, obviously, because we shot the episodes months before they aired. It was season one, so the biggest thing was knowing the twist in *Winter Soldier*. But again, at the level I was at, the experience is pretty mundane.


Giff95

Agents of SHIELD wasn't done by Marvel Studios though so the experience you had would differ from Murray's experience.


littletoyboat

>Agents of SHIELD wasn't done by Marvel Studios though so the experience you had would differ from Murray's experience. I've worked on a lot of large budget movies and TV shows. At that scale, there's not a lot of difference for the low-level crew. A job's a job, until you're a department head or above the line, and get to make creative decisions. It's certainly nicer than working on a low-budget production, where you have to worry about pinching pennies, the food's not as good, they overwork you without compensation, and the conditions can be unsafe, as we saw with Alec Baldwin's victims last week.


brushmushroom

It might be less of a 'it was a horrible working environment that I didn't enjoy' and more of a case that it's such a well oiled machine there's no room for improv and being a Bill Murrey wild card, so just not the kind of thing he enjoys doing.


michael_am

To be fair I think there is room for improv as long as you are an established character and a good enough actor. It sounds like Bill Murray in this movie isn’t really a main main character but I would imagine Paul Rudd could improv if he wanted. Also probably depends on the director and movie - I bet Tom Holland improvs a decent amount given how much mentorship RDJ gave him - but I could definitely see a smaller role with very tight lines of dialogue not having much leeway as well


NovaStarLord

I think it's because of the big amounts of green screen and how secretive Marvel Studios is to the point it confuses actors about what's going on and what they're doing. I can see why Bill Murray wouldn't like that.


brushmushroom

Makes total sense!


Addendum-Away

To be fair, the dude has absolutely awful taste. EDIT: Lol, this many of you feel personally attached to Bill Murray’s film tastes? I like the dudes acting, but he’s constantly sharing awful takes


zone_seek

Uhhh does he? I mean aside from Garfield, Murray usually takes pretty good roles.


Addendum-Away

I think you mean “he’s friends with Wes Anderson.” I love some of his roles, but his movie opinions are just a big mess of hot takes and I’m honestly not convinced he reads *any* of his scripts before taking the role.


zone_seek

Nah he's been in some sincerely great films aside from Wes stuff. Broken Flowers, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, Coffee and Cigarettes...


Addendum-Away

I mean, that has absolutely nothing to do with his taste in films or judgement of scripts.


zone_seek

Okay, I'm sorry you're hurt by Bill Murray only wanting to do a one-time, small role in a Marvel film but judgement of cinema is a very subjective thing and I tend to like most things he's been in. Fair enough if you don't but I don't know what you're trying to argue here aside from "I don't like him."


Addendum-Away

I love Bill. He just has awful taste in films that he likes to share.


dgener151

I feel like I'm missing something big here. What are some of his most out-there takes?


Addendum-Away

Lol, it’s not even big stuff so I’m not sure why 50+ people feel the need to jump to his defense, but some examples include - right in this thread, “Bring it on is a damn good movie” while putting down marvel movies - shitting on ground hot day, while raving about Rock The Kasbah, - the whole Garfield fiasco End of the day, dude just can’t judge a script even for movies he’s in (doesn’t mean they’re more bad then good), and is constantly at odds with his own fans over which of his movies were good or not


dgener151

But Bring It On is great?


Addendum-Away

I mean, it’s not bad but his reasoning basically being, “I didn’t know about these Marvel movies, but then there’s Peyton and his masterpiece Bring It On…” is pretty funny. Like, the fact that movie is still front of mind for him 20+ years later and Peyton, who’s made two of the most Marvelly Marvel movies is what converts him when we’ve got directors like Taika, Ryan Coogler and now Chloe Zhao in the MCU.


Rman823

Bill Murray’s a fan of Bring It On. Who would have thought. I feel like working with Rudd on Ghostbusters had something to do with it too.


Whole_Imagination513

It is the "Citizen Kane of cheerleading movies." In all seriousness though Bring it On is a good movie.


Rman823

Not my type of movie, but I respect its fans. I did enjoy Reed’s Yes Man though.


zone_seek

Hell yes.


poland626

[It's really popular](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XewlM1PntYI)


Whole_Imagination513

This is great!! Can't believe I forgot about Fired Up though. This is a deep dive. Haven't seen it since around the time of it's release, so gonna have a re watch soon. Thanks!!


ritalara

This is the most important part of the interview in my opinion


Conz16

Even if he just plays Scott's dad or something, that's awesome


ritalara

Okay but remember Jonathan Majors saying recently in an interview something about "dealing with the whole Ant-Man family". I think you could be onto something. 😉


dufftheduff

Oh man. I didn’t realize how perfect a casting Bill Murray would be as the father to Paul Rudd until I read this comment. I hope so, but above all else I hope he’s in the movie a considerable amount!


OneOccasion8177

I’ll riot if he ain’t playing Garfield.


TheSevenDots

Ahhh they're going for an aged up Amazing Spider-Man then.


Lotus_630

Knowing how Hank and Bill are aged up, what if he’s playing Eric O’Grady?


easyasdan

Wouldnt be surprised if his role was something as simple as playing Scott's Dad


NotTheCraftyVeteran

Most speculation: “He’s playing a big, new, important character from the comics with massive ramifications for the characters and universe!” Me: please be the voice of a talking ant


minnesotawild4life

Quantum fucking mania!


YungDrinka

Shame to hear he didn’t enjoy the experience before the movie’s even been released. His wording was pretty respectful though, I’ll give him that.


SadBath664

Bill Murray doesn’t enjoy anything. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him say anything nice about his movies until like a decade after they come out.


John_Rustle98

Man, Alfred Molina and Bill Murray just don’t give any fucks do they? Marvel fans win again. Bill Murray in a comic book movie is something I never expected to happen, and I’m hyped for it.


Strict-Farmer904

The world’s such a strange place; It can be so depressing and disappointing. You read the news, you look out your window, you struggle with your depression and anxiety. And then Bill Murray agrees to do a Marvel movie, and for a bright shining moment, it’s just that much more hopeful and wonderful. Even if it ends up being disappointing somehow, I’m so excited and happy right now and that’s worth every penny.


CyberSolider2077

Awesome! ![gif](giphy|l1IXWaOsgYSU8IC7m)


spiderbabyinapram

Ahh no one does those expressions of despairing irritation better than Bill.


Shakacon12

![gif](giphy|xThtar0e9kO3WkwQ1O|downsized) We did it. We won


Patrick2701

This is pretty cool


Shepard_Wrex14

I love Bill Murray and I love the MCU, but I found it really funny he essentially said "yeah, I did this one just to say I did it and I doubt I'll ever do another one"


ElectronicBrush296

Oi, what happened to Obbioovadopebo? I liked that logo better


Melcrys29

Translated into antese, it reads Electric Boogaloo.


ElectronicBrush296

Okay then. **Ant-Man & The Wasp: The Electric Boogaloo**


Firewiskas

wait WHAT


whatnameisnttaken098

Will this and Ghostbusters be enough to forgive himself for Garfield?


Melcrys29

Yes, but not Charlie's Angels.


MileenaisShit

Lol all the actors from like the 70s and 80s are in there idgaf anymore stage lol.


ReddiTrawler2021

Well, they wouldn't need to anymore would they? Most of them are set for their remaining years. They don't need to go on unless they have something interesting.


danielthetemp

*How about a role in a comic book movie, Murray?*


quiet9

I hope it's like Osmosis Jones, where all the quantum stuff happens inside Bill Murray. lol


Melcrys29

Osmosis Jones. That's a name I haven't heard in a long time. A long time...


DoIrllyneeda_usrname

Did he confirm it's the right director this time? And not Payton Reid or something like the Cohen brothers?


saltypistol

Ant-Man… Nothing but Ant-Maaaaaaaan


Tree_Smoker420

*confirms that he has a role in Ant-man and the Wasp Quantumania. Not what his role is🙃


LTM438

"Watch out ants, it's Dr. Venkman!"


Justice1993

BILL FUCKING MURRAY!!!!!!!


DargoKillmar

It'd be awesome if he played something short and random like, say, mayor of Quantopolis, but it's Bill Murray. Also, Scott is the only one of the cast who recognizes Bill Murray, he's like "wait, but you are..." but no one lets him finish or listens to him. They all act like that's not Bill Murray except Scott.


WhiteWolf3117

“So Ghostbusters is a bunch of bullshit?”


napierthewhiteknight

This is pretty cool


MOVIELORD101

Wrong Bill, I know, but this is warranted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a730vEbqpSo


AvtarStateIsHydrated

Guess no Murray as Uncle Ben


Kr101010

scott's father?


Marvelous_7

Holy shit


JustinF608

He’s Scott’s dad


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ChewieMP_19

Howard the duck already has an actor


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_Valisk

Or just get the already-famous guy that’s played him since 2014.


ChewieMP_19

it’s not like it’s some random voiceover artist who voices him in his cameos tho, why would they recast


secretprnstash

I personally think he'll be some sort of grandmaster figure, just in a quantum dimension way


MarvelKenneth

LET'S GOOOOOOOO


SuperTristan2017

Well there’s something you don’t see everyday


lazy_kapootz

Strike 1


TripleJ_

...and suddently, Quantumania becomes my new most hyped upcoming MCU project.


kingkloppynwa

he chose arguably the lamest marvel franchise to join


jethron5000

There’s something strange


ProfessorHufnagel

He seriously seems like the biggest piece of shit


Significant-Future77

He already played Paul Rudd's dad on Parks and Rec. I'm guessing may be the same situation here.


lombard17

My prediction is he's an older Tony Stark from a universe where he didn't do the snap or it didn't kill him. Maybe Scott's dad but that would be a bit of a mail-in.


Digmana

Ant-man is obviously going to start a bowling team, yet they'll be terrible, so they'll recruit Big Ern McCracken.


500DaysofNight

It must be a fairly small role if he's already wrapped filming. I'm just excited that they got him for anything!


Burgoonius

Calling it now. Murray is going to be playing an older version of Scott.


weare2022

RPK on patreon says a big trailer is coming out tmr from Disney possibly NWH??


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weare2022

eh its what his sources are saying what other big disney movie is coming out this year


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weare2022

im pretty sure boba fett trailer is coming november 12th on disney+ day


sifetheindigo

could be an official trailer for turning red


Zepanda66

Its probably Lightyear. Big screen leaks confirmed the trailer is done.


masongraves_

I love Toy Story and I love Chris Evans… but not having Tim Allen play the character will be strange I know it’s technically the origin of the *real* Buzz, and not the toy, but I still think Allen should have gotten the role


AMaximoff217

Have never gotten Hollywood’s fascination with this man 👀 don’t come at me. Just my opinion, but he’s not a particularly good actor, he’s always playing himself with the same old jokes.