Since the new installment in the franchise was announced, fans of the series were wondering if series star Bill Murray would return to his iconic role. Murray has remained hesitant about returning since Ghostbusters 2. But now, thanks to original writer and star, Dan Aykroyd, there is confirmation of Murray’s return in the upcoming sequel.

“We’ve shot our part—myself, Murray, Sigourney, and Annie Potts,” Akroyd told The Greg Hill Show. “And it was really exciting working on this new idea and new take on the story which Jason, who’s a really incredible, fine filmmaker came up with.”

While Akroyd didn’t divulge much in the way of details about his or Murray’s roles in the film, he expressed enthusiasm for what Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, is doing with the film.

“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,”

Dan Aykroyd

Ernie Hudson is also confirmed to appear in the film as his character Winston Zeddemore. Harold Ramis, who starred as Egon Spengler and co-wrote the original films with Aykroyd, died in 2014. A memorial bust of his character appeared in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot; similarly, Aykroyd said that the new movie will “recognize” the late star “in some way.”

Alongside the returning players, the film is going to star Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd.

The new Ghostbusters, which will hand the torch over to a new generation, is slated for theaters July 10, 2020.

What do you think of this news? Are you excited to see a continuation of the original series? Or would you rather the rebooted series continued? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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