Ghostbusters 2020: Dan Aykroyd Confirms Role and Says He’s “Hoping” Bill Murray Returns

Dan Aykroyd confirms he will reprise his function as Ray Stantz within the Jason Reitman-directed Ghostbusters 2020, sequel to Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, and the franchise co-creator and producer is “hoping” authentic co-star Bill Murray will return as Peter Venkman.

“I’m not within the footage a lot anymore. We’ve acquired the Ghostbusters film that we’re engaged on now, and I must be performing in that — it’s actually good,” Aykroyd mentioned on the Joe Rogan Experience. After admitting there was “a little conflict” with Paul Feig, director of 2016’s “really good” female-led Ghostbusters reboot, Aykroyd continued, “Now Ivan Reitman’s son Jason has written a brand new film, referred to as — properly, it’s gonna be Ghostbusters, the third film.”

When requested who stars, Aykroyd mentioned, “It’ll be all, most of the original people. And then young stars.” Asked once more if that meant the involvement of his co-stars from Ivan Reitman’s 1984 blockbuster comedy, Aykroyd clarified, “Yes, some from the original.”

But Murray, who has learn the script Reitman penned with Monster House scribe Gil Kenan, has but to board the 30-something-years-later sequel.

“We’re hoping,” Aykroyd mentioned when requested if Murray seems. “Yeah, we’re hoping. And then the new cast.”

Reitman beforehand introduced “perfect” forged Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel), Finn Wolfhard (IT Chapter Two) and Carrie Coon (Avengers: Infinity War), who star as a suburban household with an unknown connection to the unique Ghostbusters. Reitman then added Paul Rudd (Avengers: Endgame) and later Celeste O’Connor (Wetlands) alongside newcomer Logan Kim.

“It’s gonna be great,” Aykroyd mentioned. “I’m so excited about it, and it’s just wonderful to be able to [go] back and revisit that, all that. But as I was saying, I love my colleagues. I don’t do the pictures anymore much, and I’m in that one, but I love my [colleagues].”

During Ghostbusters Fan Fest in June, Reitman confirmed Aykroyd, Murray and authentic franchise stars Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver learn his script. That affirmation got here shortly after Weaver revealed her obvious involvement in Parade journal.

Waiting on affirmation is Hudson, who final revealed he didn’t have a deal in place to return for the brand new film.

“I do know they’re doing [Ghostbusters 2020],” Hudson mentioned in July when attending 2019 Salt City Comic Con. “I know Jason Reitman is going to direct it. He’s an amazing filmmaker. I’d love to be a part of it. I don’t have a deal yet, and I hope it works out. But no matter what, I know Jason’s going to make a great movie.”

Murray, who final advised IndieWire he agreed to his cameo function as debunker Martin Heiss within the Ghostbusters reboot as a present of help, mentioned in May he “would do this next one,” including the unique franchise stars are the “caretakers” of the franchise.


“They’re wonderful people. Danny, Ernie, Harold [Ramis], Rick Moranis, Annie Potts — they’re some of the coolest people and they had real careers,” Murray mentioned. “They treat people well. They really understand what it is to be a movie actor. It’s a complete collaboration.”

GB20 started filming on July 15 in Calgary, Alberta underneath working title “Rust City” and is anticipated to shoot till October 10, in accordance with the ACTRA Alberta web site. Sony has dated the image July 10, 2020.

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