And then, there were three originals…
As shooting has recently completed on the anticipated Ghostbusters 2020, there have been constant rumors about whether we will see the original cast return in the new film, sans Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014.
Director Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan Reitman directed the original 1984 and its 1989 sequel, helms this new official third film and he had sent the original cast the script in hopes they would return to play their signature roles. Well, one name that had been in the minds of the fans is that of Bill Murray, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in the first two films.
Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts are returning to their roles of Dana Barrett and Janine Melnitz. Dan Aykroyd, who co-created the franchise with the late Ramis, confirmed his return as Dr. Ray Stantz while Ernie Hudson had confirmed his return as 4th Buster Winston Zeddemore.
This past weekend, Aykroyd made the announcement that everyone had been waiting for: Murray is returning to his iconic role of Peter in the film.
The only standout is Rick Moranis, who had retired from the film industry in 1997 albeit some voiceover work. However, he does plan to return to acting eventually, but feels he doesn’t need to return to his role of Louis Tully as he stated in an interview when the 2016 all-female reboot was released.
The new film will revolve a single mother, played by Carrie Coon, and her two children, played by Stranger Things and It star Finn Wolfhard and Fuller House co-star McKenna Grace. Speculation is arising that this family may be related to the late Ramis’ iconic Egon Spengler, but take that with a grain on salt for now. Paul Rudd and Bokeem Woodbine co-star in the new film, which comes out on July 10, 2020 from Sony Pictures.
H/T: Dark Horizons