Paul Rudd is joining the cast of Only Murders in the Building. Hulu confirmed the news to Variety today (August 23), following the season two finale Tuesday.
It has not yet been announced whether Rudd will appear in the series as a regular, recurring or guest. However, co-creator John Hoffman said that Paul Rudd’s character is someone viewers will want to know about in the next season. Rudd’s role in the mystery-comedy series reunites him with Selena Gomez. The two starred together in 2016’s The Fundamentals of Caring.
As we previously reported, season two follows the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger (Jayne Houdyshell). Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) race to unmask her killer. However, three unfortunate complications ensue – the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide; they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder. Season 3 was greenlit in July.
Rudd can be seen next in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, slated to release on February 17, 2023 as the first film of Phase Five of the MCU. Other Phase Five movies coming in 2023-2024 include Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Marvels starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani, Blade starring Mahershala Ali, Captain America: New World Order starring Anthony Mackie, and the Thunderbolts; an unannounced film is also set for release in February 2024. The Marvel film will be the third of the Ant-Man series following 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Director Peyton Reed posted a photo to Twitter earlier this month of a door to the “Quantum Realm.”