In film news that will surprise no one, Ghostbusters 2020 officially has original franchise star Bill Murray on board, reports CBR. The actor will reprise his role as Dr Peter Venkman.
It would have been weirder if Murray wasn’t involved with Jason Reitman’s upcoming film, to be honest. He’s not one to shy away from a cameo: he was the most involved original Ghostbuster in Paul Feig’s 2016 Ghostbusters, having played supernatural debunker Martin Heiss. The actor also recently cameoed as himself in mid-credits scene of Zombieland: Double Tap ten years after his original Zombieland cameo.
In Ivan Reitman’s original film and sequel, Murray starred as Ghostbuster Peter Venkman alongside Dan Aykroyd as Ray Stantz, Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler, Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore, Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett and Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz. Aykroyd, Hudson, Weaver and Potts are all also set to return for the new film.
Other cast members confirmed for Ghostbusters 2020 include Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Wet Hot American Summer), Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel, Annabelle Comes Home), Logan Kim, Celeste O’Connor, Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, It) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers, Gone Girl).
Ghostbusters 3 is being directed by Jason Reitman, the son of Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) director Ivan Reitman, and will take place in the same universe as the first two films. Reitman co-wrote the script with Gil Kenan.
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