Bill Murray confirmed for Ghostbusters 2020 return!
Up to this point, it’s all but been confirmed all of the original team, save the late Harold Ramis, would return for Ghostbusters 2020, with Sigourney Weaver promising everyone’s return while Aykroyd and Hudson would later confirm it themselves, and now it’s been revealed that Bill Murray will indeed reprise his celebrated role of Peter Venkman for the upcoming reboot! (Via CBR)
In an interview with The Greg Hill Show, franchise co-creator Aykroyd revealed that Murray will indeed return to his iconic role alongside his original co-stars for the upcoming film, which will also include the return of Annie Potts as their perpetually overworked secretary Janine Melnitz.
12-year-old Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel, Annabelle Comes Home) will star in Ghostbusters 2020, with Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) playing her mother. Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT) will also star. Sigourney Weaver recently confirmed that she and the original cast were coming back for the sequel. Paul Rudd (Avengers: Endgame) will be playing a teacher in the film.
Official plot details have not been released, but the story will be an extension of the original storyline and will focus on a single mom and her family, with Coon playing the mom and Wolfhard playing her son.
Jason Reitman (Juno, Young Adult, Tully) directed the new film, taking over from his father Ivan Reitman who helmed the first two and will produce. We also know that Reitman, who had a cameo in 1989’s Ghostbusters 2, co-wrote the script with Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist), who is no stranger to ghost stories.
The new Ghostbusters is slated to drop in theaters on July 10, 2020.