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Who Is Bill Murray's Character in 'Ant-Man 3'? Meet Lord Krylar

Who is Bill Murray in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania'? Here's what to know about Lord Krylar


Feb. 17 2023, Updated 10:53 a.m. ET

Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Months before some of the disturbing allegations against Bill Murray surfaced, he was cast in a little Marvel movie called Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The highly anticipated blockbuster hit theaters on Feb. 17, 2023.

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Who does Bill Murray play in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania? Here's what you need to know about his character, Lord Krylar.

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Bill Murray plays Lord Krylar in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.'

In January 2022, Bill Murray let slip on The Eli Manning Show that he would play a "bad guy" in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Further details on his character were kept under wraps, with Marvel not even announcing his character would appear in the film.

However, upon the release of the first trailer for the film, fans and critics took one look at Bill Murray's character and came to the conclusion that he would be playing the little-known Marvel character Lord Krylar. In the film, Krylar is an ex-flame of Janet Van Dyne's (Michelle Pfeiffer).

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Who is Krylar in Marvel Comics?

In the comics, Krylar only appears in one instance, and it's an issue of The Incredible Hulk from 1972. In the issue, Krylar is a green-skinned alien scientist who dies later in the issue. However, there is one important point to make about the obscure character: his ties to the Quantum Realm, which, in the comics, was known as the "Micro-Realm" at the time.

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An obscure character like Krylar leaves a lot of room for interpretation, so whatever director Peyton Reed has up his sleeve, fans will have to wait and find out. In the meantime, it seems as though Scott, Janet, Hank, Hope, and Cassie are surrounded by enemies on their trip to the Quantum Realm.

Krylar in 'The Incredible Hulk.'
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In light of Bill Murray's controversies, what do fans think of his appearing in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania'?

Social media was abuzz with fury after the laundry list of controversies that emerged against Bill Murray. Back in October of 2022, one fan tweeted, "You know @MarvelStudios, since this doesn't come out until February, there's time for you to do reshoots and cut Bill Murray out." Obviously, that didn't happen.

The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania cast has also faced controversy over the casting of Evangeline Lilly, who notably took an anti-vaccination stance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The actress also attended an "anti-vaccine mandate" rally in January 2022, much to the ire of Marvel fans.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently in theaters.

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