'Ant-Man' star Kathryn Newton says Bill Murray asked her if he could join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after they played golf together

Kathryn Newton and Bill Murray in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."
Kathryn Newton and Bill Murray in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."Marvel Studios/YouTube
  • "Ant-Man" star Kathryn Newton said Bill Murray asked her if he could join the franchise.

  • The 72-year-old actor joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a governor in the Quantum Realm.

  • Newton said Murray called her after they played golf together.

"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" sees Paul Rudd's titular hero go up against Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) in the Quantum Realm, presumably setting the stage for the villain as the new big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film also introduces a few new faces to the MCU, like Kathryn Newton, who stars as Cassie Lang. Iconic "Ghostbusters" star Bill Murray joins the franchise as a governor down in the Quantum Realm, and "The Good Place" star William Jackson Harper plays a new character called Quaz.

Appearing on Thursday's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Newton said that Murray actually asked her if he could star in the Marvel movie. The actor called Newton after they played golf together on TV at the Pebble Beach golf course in California.

Newton recalled: "A couple months later my mom's like, 'Kathryn, I have Bill Murray for you.' I'm like, 'what? Bill Murray?' She's like, 'Yeah, um here.' And he's like, '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."'"


The "Detective Pikachu" and "Freaky" star explained that she said it was okay, but that Murray should probably speak to someone else first.

"I was like 'Yeah, Bill, that's cool, that's cool with me. Maybe there's someone else to talk to?' But I think he had an offer and he was just calling to be like, 'Are we going to play golf together?'"

Newton went on to say that although there were a few golfers in the cast, they didn't get to go and play together because of the weather in the UK, where the movie was filmed, as well as the tough production schedule.

"Michael Douglas golfs as well. We didn't get to golf though because London, you know, it was rainy and it turns out Marvel movies are very intense. And I didn't want to golf," Newton said.

"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" is in theaters on February 17.

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