They’re answering the call
Good news for all the Ghostbusters fans out there – star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd has confirmed that he, Bill Murray and other members of the original cast will return in next year’s sequel, Ghostbusters 2020, from Jason Reitman.
Said Aykroyd in an interview on The Greg Hill Show, “Jason Reitman wrote a beautiful, heartfelt script that takes the real DNA from the first two movies and transfers that directly to the next generation – it hands the legacy off to a new generation of stars, and players, and actors, and characters. We’ve shot our part, myself, Murray, Sigourney, and Annie Potts, and it was really exciting working on this new idea and new take on the story which Jason, who’s a really incredible and fine filmmaker, came up with.”
Ernie Hudson is also confirmed to reappear as Winston Zeddemore, while Harold Ramis, co-wrote the original films with Aykroyd and starred as Egon Spengler, died in 2014. However, a memorial bust of his character appeared in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, and similarly, Aykroyd has said that the new film will “recognise” Ramis “in some way.”
The new film is written an directed by Jason Reitman, the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, and will reportedly focus on a single mother (Carrie Coon) and her two kids (Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard). Paul Rudd is also slated to appear, though his role is as-yet unknown.
Ghostbusters 2020 is set for release on July 10th, 2020.