Bill Murray Confirms ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Role
By - chanma50
Him just outright confirming it is the most Bill Murray thing to do, ain't it?
"I did it because I liked Bring It On" is also Murray-esque.
Lol, “I probably won’t tell you [which movie]” then goes on to talk about the directors previous movies.
i fucking lol’d lmao i cant wait to see him in this movie
"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.
Some guys just do it for the paycheck, I can respect that and the honesty
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.
Lol that and the "drugs cost money" line killed me he was hilarious in both zombieland movies
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??”
He only did Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was written by Joel Coen of the Coen brothers.
I’m not sure I buy that, and even then it doesn’t explain the sequel lol.
Contracts are a bitch
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.
Wasn't that just a joke by him? Or a poor excuse lol
Never seen a source confirming either of those but open to correction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He had a bad experience on the show, and it's too bad he didn't appear, but the War Doctor story was great.
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!
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.
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.
I read bill murray is very hard to get a hold of. People go to him, not the other way around
**"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.
Everything is a one off for bill. He never does sequels or returns. Ghostbusters is the exception
Don’t forget the classic Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties.
Here before someone tells the Coen brothers story because it's Reddit.
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.
Bring It On is a damn good movie
It is PERFECT
I still don’t see how he made that mistake. Did he really think Joel Coen was writing a Garfield movie ?
I mean, Greta Gerwig’s doing a Barbie film…
Yeah, but I’d be shocked if it was just some generic movie based off a property for kids.
I like to imagine it was wishful thinking.
Like, “Finally! The treatment of Garfield we’ve all been waiting for.”
Tbh I'd love to see No Country for Garfield
Odie going around the neighborhood trying to track down Garfield and his lasagna while shooting people with a compressed air gun
this title sounds like porn
Wow did anyone even watch that movie? I dont even remember the first one
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.
I grew up with it as a kid.
I just saw the first and that was because my younger brother wanted to see it at the movies.
Expect of course, Garfield: a tale of two kitties
i dont care what anyone says, that movie slaps. got tons of nostalgia for it lol
Yeah he’s done 2 sequels and a reboot - must be a franchise close to his heart
Except with Wes Anderson
“Made a Marvel movie” kind’ve implies he’s more than a cameo.
Aw nice, next Peyton Reed needs to snag Dan Aykroyd! Lets keep the Not Ready for Prime Time Players cameo-ing in his movies!
I wasn’t ready for Mike, but boy did it brighten my day hahaha
Damn, first actor in awhile to not love working with Marvel yeah?
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.
first to be open about it in a while
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.
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.
Alfred Molina surely isn't that famous.
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
Not going against your point but at this point in his career it’s crazy to think Kevin Feige probably outranks her
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.
He was also in Boogie Nights, cant forget Boogie Nights
And The Man Who Knew Too Little, playing opposite yours truly Bill Murray.
He's not like mainstream big A-list famous, but he's a well-respected veteran character actor.
throw me the idol, I throw you the whip
That's what Steve Coogan's character assumed as well in their scene in Coffee and Cigarettes (2003).
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?
100% serious. That's why Tom Holland hasn't spoiled NWH yet, or else he'd be "dealt with"
Donny Lucciano sleep with da fishes
Leave the spoilers, take the cannoli.
I AM PREGNANT
Jeff I thought we werent telling people yet !
Jeff I thought WE weren’t telling people yet !
Jeff you got some ‘splainin to doooo
Got to watch those nerdgasms
Am I preggernat?
Am I pregante?
wah je viens pour des spoils de marvel et je me fais spoile les tuches 4
Rah je suis désolé mon reuf mais quel plaisir
BILL FUCKIN’ MURRAY
“But I don’t think I need that experience a second time.”
I get what he’s saying, but damn.
I worked on Agents of SHIELD, and I can confirm these things are more fun to watch than work on.
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.
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.
Agents of SHIELD wasn't done by Marvel Studios though so the experience you had would differ from Murray's experience.
>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.
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.
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
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.
Makes total sense!
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
Uhhh does he? I mean aside from Garfield, Murray usually takes pretty good roles.
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.
Nah he's been in some sincerely great films aside from Wes stuff. Broken Flowers, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, Coffee and Cigarettes...
I mean, that has absolutely nothing to do with his taste in films or judgement of scripts.
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."
I love Bill. He just has awful taste in films that he likes to share.
I feel like I'm missing something big here. What are some of his most out-there takes?
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
But Bring It On is great?
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.
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.
It is the "Citizen Kane of cheerleading movies." In all seriousness though Bring it On is a good movie.
Not my type of movie, but I respect its fans. I did enjoy Reed’s Yes Man though.
[It's really popular](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XewlM1PntYI)
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!!
This is the most important part of the interview in my opinion
Even if he just plays Scott's dad or something, that's awesome
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. 😉
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!
I’ll riot if he ain’t playing Garfield.
Ahhh they're going for an aged up Amazing Spider-Man then.
Knowing how Hank and Bill are aged up, what if he’s playing Eric O’Grady?
Wouldnt be surprised if his role was something as simple as playing Scott's Dad
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
Quantum fucking mania!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ahh no one does those expressions of despairing irritation better than Bill.
We did it. We won
This is pretty cool
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"
Oi, what happened to Obbioovadopebo?
I liked that logo better
Translated into antese, it reads Electric Boogaloo.
**Ant-Man & The Wasp: The Electric Boogaloo**
Will this and Ghostbusters be enough to forgive himself for Garfield?
Yes, but not Charlie's Angels.
Lol all the actors from like the 70s and 80s are in there idgaf anymore stage lol.
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.
*How about a role in a comic book movie, Murray?*
I hope it's like Osmosis Jones, where all the quantum stuff happens inside Bill Murray. lol
Osmosis Jones. That's a name I haven't heard in a long time. A long time...
Did he confirm it's the right director this time? And not Payton Reid or something like the Cohen brothers?
Ant-Man… Nothing but Ant-Maaaaaaaan
*confirms that he has a role in Ant-man and the Wasp Quantumania. Not what his role is🙃
"Watch out ants, it's Dr. Venkman!"
BILL FUCKING MURRAY!!!!!!!
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.
“So Ghostbusters is a bunch of bullshit?”
Wrong Bill, I know, but this is warranted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a730vEbqpSo
Guess no Murray as Uncle Ben
He’s Scott’s dad
Howard the duck already has an actor
Or just get the already-famous guy that’s played him since 2014.
it’s not like it’s some random voiceover artist who voices him in his cameos tho, why would they recast
I personally think he'll be some sort of grandmaster figure, just in a quantum dimension way
Well there’s something you don’t see everyday
...and suddently, Quantumania becomes my new most hyped upcoming MCU project.
he chose arguably the lamest marvel franchise to join
There’s something strange
He seriously seems like the biggest piece of shit
He already played Paul Rudd's dad on Parks and Rec. I'm guessing may be the same situation here.
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.
Ant-man is obviously going to start a bowling team, yet they'll be terrible, so they'll recruit Big Ern McCracken.
It must be a fairly small role if he's already wrapped filming. I'm just excited that they got him for anything!
Calling it now. Murray is going to be playing an older version of Scott.
RPK on patreon says a big trailer is coming out tmr from Disney
eh its what his sources are saying what other big disney movie is coming out this year
im pretty sure boba fett trailer is coming november 12th on disney+ day
could be an official trailer for turning red
Its probably Lightyear. Big screen leaks confirmed the trailer is done.
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
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.