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Hollywood Legend Bill Murray Confirms MCU Villain Role in Ant-Man 3

Bill Murray is a Hollywood veteran, Saturday Night Live alum, and comedian. The actor rose to fame following his dead-pan comic performances in his movies. The style later became his signature. To date, Groundhog Day which came out in 1993 remains a classic pop-culture film. Although his performances vastly span the genre of the good and funny protagonist, that may not be the case anymore. In recent news, it has come to light that the Hollywood legend is finally making his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Phase 4 upon us and the multiverse wreaking havoc on all the dimensions, the quantum realm can’t be left to its own devices. The Ant-Man 3 movie starring Paul Rudd in the lead role is now officially coming to theatres.

Ant-Man and The Wasp
Ant-Man and The Wasp

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

The Ant-Man saga started in 2016 with the fabulous Paul Rudd. The once Sexiest-Man-Alive, along with Michael Pena made the otherwise tried and tested saturated plot of the movie a true delight. The incredible cast and their great comic performance tied up the rest of the film in a neat little bow.

The second installment introduced the much-awaited Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp to Rudd’s Ant-Man. Michael Douglas was joined by Michelle Pfeiffer for a throwback to the original Ant-Man and the Wasp suit owners. The film explored the idea of the quantum realm that would later play a major role in Endgame.

Now with the Infinity saga over and the expansion of the Universe much beyond Earth-616, the quantum realm claims a movie of its own. The film will mainly focus on battling supervillain Kang the Conqueror.

Who is Kang the Conqueror?

The ancient supervillain from the future is an opponent of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four in the original Marvel comics. However, Kang is not the character’s real name. Nathaniel Richards, a descendant of the Fantastic Four member Reed Richards ancestry, is born in the 31st century. After getting obsessed with time travel, he travels through time arriving at different points in history. Defeated and ousted multiple times from all the realities he visits, Nathaniel then returns to his original timeline. However, due to an error in calculation, he arrives a thousand years into the future on a war-torn and dying Earth. There he takes the name Kang and thus begins his purpose to ultimately rule the entirety of history all at once.

Kang The Conqueror in Ant-Man 3
MCU’s Kang The Conqueror

Bill Murray’s Foray into MCU Ant-Man 3

In a recent interview with Eli Manning on the latter’s show, the veteran actor opened up about his role in the MCU. Rumors had already existed on the grapevine regarding Murray’s joining the Marvel Universe for quite some time. Even Paul Rudd had been suspiciously quiet about Murray’s Ant-Man 3 role as well. But with this recent clarification, the fans finally get a confirmation.

Bill Murray role confirmed in Ant-Man 3
Bill Murray’s role confirmed in Ant-Man 3

According to Murray, he is “the bad guy” in Ant-Man 3. However, Kang is officially known as the villain of Quantumania. So, is Murray’s character going to be a variant of the Jonathan Majors’ Kang we already witnessed in Loki? Or, will he occupy another subplot in the movie that plays out into the future for Ant-Man?

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania comes to the theatres on July 28, 2023.

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Written by Diya Majumdar