There has been much speculation about whether Bill Murray will be involved in the upcoming “Ghostbusters” movie, but no less a source that Dan Aykroyd himself has confirmed that his fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum is onboard for the new reboot directed by Jason Reitman, whose father, Ivan Reitman, directed the original.
During an appearance on The Greg Hill Show, the 67-year-old Canadian comedian revealed that he and Murray will indeed be back to reprise their roles, as will their OG “Ghostbusters” co-stars Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts.
“We’ve shot our part — myself, Murray, Sigourney and Annie Potts,” Aykroyd revealed on the radio show, “and it was really exciting working on this new idea and new take on the story which Jason, who’s a really incredible, fine filmmaker came up with.
“Ghostbusters 2020” will be a direct sequel to the 1984 original and 1989 followup that’s set up to hand the torch new a new generation of ghost-busting stars, including Paul Rudd, Logan Kim, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon.
“Jason Reitman wrote a beautiful, heartfelt script that takes the real DNA from the first two movies and transfers that directly to the third, the next generation. It hands the legacy off to a new generation of stars, and players, and actors, and characters,” Aykroyd continued.
“It’s gonna be scary, it’s gonna be thought-provoking, it’s gonna be very heartfelt,” he added.
“Ghostbusters 2020” will scare its way into theatres in July 2020.
You can listen to Akyroyd’s interview below: