Ready for a very obvious opener? Who ya gonna call?? Bill Murray! That’s right, Murray will be returning as Dr. Venkman for the upcoming Ghostbusters 2020, an original cast member revealed on The Greg Hill Show.
Since the new installment in the franchise was announced, fans of the series were wondering if series star Bill Murray would return to his iconic role. Murray has remained hesitant about returning since Ghostbusters 2. But now, thanks to original writer and star, Dan Aykroyd, there is confirmation of Murray’s return in the upcoming sequel.
In the first two Ghostbuster movies, Murray played the lovable loser Dr. Peter Venkman. Venkman has been a known entity in pop culture for years and became an instant fan-favorite. Murray’s continuous remarks about not wanting to return has discouraged fans for years. The actor did show a rejuvenated interest in the franchise when he made a quick cameo in the 2016 reboot, Ghostbusters: Answer The Call.
It’s still unclear how much screen time he will have in the sequel as it’s set to star a younger team of Ghostbusters. Along with Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts have all been confirmed as returning. Unfortunately, Harold Ramis passed away in 2014 but it’s been promised his presence will be felt.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited to see a continuation of the original series? Or would you rather the rebooted series continued? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Ghostbusters 2020 will arrive in theaters on July 10, 2020.
The film stars Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts. The film is written and directed by Jason Reitman.