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Bill Murray says he’s joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe

"I'm probably not allowed to tell you, but whatever"

By Jen Thomas

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Bill Murray has dropped hints about joining a Marvel film (Pic/The French Dispatch YouTube)

Bill Murray has dropped some big hints that he will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

He revealed the news during an interview with German publication, Faz.

If Bill is to be believed, he will be appearing in the upcoming Marvel sequel ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.’

The legendary actor was asked if he chooses his projects based on his familiarity with a director.In his answer, he referred to working with ‘Ant-Man’ director Peyton Reed.

According to translations of the interview he said: “I made a Marvel movie recently, I’m probably not allowed to tell you, but whatever.

“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.”

Reed was behind the camera for the cult 2000 high school movie, and went on to direct both 2015’s ‘Ant-Man’ and 2018’s ‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’.

He also said he thinks Reed is “a good guy,” and that “most good artists are also good people.”

Despite adding Marvel to his list, he doesn’t seem keen to appear in more of their films.

“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,” he said.

‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ is now scheduled to be released in cinemas in 2023.

It’s just one of the Marvel and Disney projects that has been pushed back, after a series of delays were announced last week.

The ‘Ant-Man’ sequel was originally scheduled for release on February 17 2023, and will now be released on July 28.

Other delayed titles include ‘Indiana Jones 5’, which has been pushed back by almost a year to June 30, 2023, so it will be released just two weeks before Harrison Ford’s 81st birthday.

An apparent crew member of ‘Ant-Man’ has shared a photo on social media from the set, showing the film’s new logo on the back of a chair.

The ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ logo looks the same, but the ‘Quantumania’ text underneath is in a new other-worldly font.

Fans are eagerly awaiting the sequel after they received a preview of what’s to come in the finale of Disney+ ‘Loki’ series. It featured the appearance of Kang The Conqueror, who will feature as the film’s main adversary.