And reveals his thoughts on the script
Bill Murray has confirmed that he will reprise his iconic Ghostbusters role in the upcoming sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Speaking to Vanity Fair on the set of the new film, Murray gave fans a sombre reminder that, while there are a number of Ghostbusters alumni returning for the film, there will always be a huge void after the passing of Harold Ramis.
“Well, we are a man down. That’s the deal,” he stated. “And that’s the story that we’re telling, that’s the story they’ve written.”
Also confirmed to return are cast members Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver, who will all reprise their roles from the original films.
Murray, Akroyd, Hudson, Potts, and Weaver shot their scenes for the film last year, and as expected they will be supporting the new main cast in lesser roles. Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), and McKenna Grace (Captain Marvel) are the family at the centre of Afterlife’s story, with Paul Rudd joining them as a teacher and friend to the family.
While Murray and Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman have a long-standing friendship, the actor’s role in the film wasn’t a definite thing until Murray approved of the script.
“The script is good. It’s got lots of emotion in it. It’s got lots of family in it, with through lines that are really interesting,” he revealed. “It’s gonna work.”
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set for release on July 10th.