Was Golf the Motive for Why Bill Murray Joined the MCU?

Did Bill Murray sign on to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to play golf? That might be the case if you saw the interview Kathryn Newton, the new Cassie Lang, did on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.


Bill Murray Asked Kathryn Newton if He Could Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe | The Tonight Show


It seems that Newton and Murray had met prior to his casting at a celebrity golf tournament where she impressed the Ghostbusters actor with her game. She told Fallon about a call she got from Murray: “‘Kathryn, I’ve been thinking. I think I want to join the Marvel Universe. And I was just going to ask you if it was okay if I joined Ant-Man.’ And I was like, ‘yeah, Bill. That’s cool. That’s cool with me. Maybe there’s someone else to talk to.'”


She went on to explain: “I think he had an offer, and he was just calling to be like, ‘are we gonna play golf together?’ Michael Douglas golfs as well. We didn’t get to golf, though, because London was rainy and, it turns out, Marvel movies are very intense.” Murray is said to be playing Krylar, a super-obscure character from the Hulk comics while Newton is taking over the role of Scott Lang’s daughter that had previously been played by Abby Ryder Fortson for the first two films and aged up to Emma Fuhrmann post snap in Avengers: Endgame


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opens in theaters on Feb. 17th.

Avatar photo

John Pallister

I'm all about having fun in geek culture, but keeping my family safe!