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Speaking to German media outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about his new Wes Anderson feature The French Dispatch, Murray was discussing his decision to frequently collaborate with the same filmmakers. Asked whether it was important that he works with people he knows and likes, the actor responded, “You know, I made a Marvel movie recently. I’m probably not allowed to tell you, but whatever.”
Though he didn’t betray Kevin Feige entirely by directly revealing what film he was talking about, it doesn’t take a super-sleuth to figure it out. Murray continued (translated from German by The Cosmic Circus),
“Anyways, some people were pretty surprised why I decided on a project like this, of all things. But for me the situation was completely clear: I got to know the director, and really liked him. He was witty, humble, everything you want from a director. And with the cheerleader movie Bring It On, he had already made a film years ago which I think is damn good. So I agreed, even though as an actor I’m not normally interested in these huge comic book adaptations.”
Bring It On, of course, was directed by Peyton Reed, who also helmed Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp. He’s currently finishing up Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and all signs point to that being the movie to which Murray’s referring.
In fact, Reed himself shared a tribute to the actor around Groundhog Day this year, noting that a young Murray voiced The Human Torch on the Fantastic Four Radio Show in the mid-’70s. What’s more, reports of a photo double for Murray being on set for a Marvel project shooting under the name Dust Bunny popped up earlier this month. It’s known in Hollywood circles that Dust Bunny is the production name for Quantumania. It doesn’t take a quantum physicist to do the math.
Murray continued in the interview, saying “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.” If he is indeed in Ant-Man 3, expect it to be a one-off cameo more than a major MCU player.
Stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Peña (Luis) are all expected back for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, matching up against Marvel newcomer Jonathan Majors’ Kang. While T.I. is out of the film following sexual abuse allegations, the cast also welcomes Kathryn Newton as Ant-Man’s daughter/future Stature Cassie Lang, replacing Emma Fuhrmann from Avengers: Endgame. The movie is due out in theaters on July 28th, 2023, later than expected thanks to a recent shift of Marvel’s entire release slate.