Bill Murray Will Appear in the New ‘Ghostbusters’


Ghostbusters bae Bill Murray, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in the 1984 horror-comedy set in New York City, will appear in Paul Feig’s upcoming installment in the franchise. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news today, reminding us that Murray has been mostly elusive about wanting to get involved in Feig’s all-female reboot (or any reboot, for that matter), starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.

Fellow ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd initiated plans for a third film with the boys back in the ‘90s (which may or may not happen at this point). Murray never took to the idea, because as Ernie Hudson once explained, he doesn’t like sequels. Aykroyd backed that claim up in an interview with the Telegraph. Luckily, this is no true-blue sequel given Feig’s casting twist — and with all that funny waiting for us, we can see how Murray would find it hard to stay grumpy and resist. He was recently spotted on his way to the set. It was previously rumored Murray would join the gang as a ghost, but his role in the new movie remains unclear.

Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 22, 2016.