The biggest telltale sign of Murray’s involvement with “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is the reported casting of actor John Townsend, who is listed on Mandy.com as a photo double for Murray, as first noticed by the outlet The Cosmic Circus. The project that Townsend (and presumably Murray) were cast on is called “Dust Bunny” — the same reported production name for “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” per Production Weekly.
So, naturally, people are now assuming that Murray will be playing a role of some sort. It’s just unclear what role. The other potential smoking gun is a Feb. 2021 tweet from director Peyton Reed, in which he shared an autographed headshot of Murray and described how he was a fan. Movie insiders believe that the post means much more now that Townsend has reportedly been cast. “A Pre-SNL Bill Murray played The Human Torch in the Fantastic Four Radio Show back in 1975,” Reed tweeted at the time. “I was a fan. Years later, at the GROUNDHOG DAY junket, he signed this for me.”
Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is currently set to hit theaters in February 2023. Filming has already begun, but details surrounding the plot remain a mystery. The film is expected to tie into the events of “Loki” — with the return of Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, a deadly variant of the Disney+ show’s He Who Remains — and set up big things for the future of the MCU.