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Bill Murray confirmed to return as Dr. Peter Venkman

Dan Aykroyd shared the information in a current interview

It’s the information Ghostbusters followers have been ready for: Invoice Murray will likely be returning as Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters 2020.

Whereas it appeared prefer it was solely a matter of time earlier than he strapped on his proton pack as soon as once more, Ghostbusters co-star Dan Aykroyd confirmed the information in a current interview on The Gregg Hill Show.

Apart from speaking about Murray’s return, Aykroyd mentioned that the film’s director, Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan directed the primary two hit films, has written “an attractive, heartfelt script that takes the true DNA from the primary two films and transfers that on to the third, the following technology. It fingers the legacy off to a brand new technology of stars, and gamers, and actors, and characters.”

Elsewhere within the interview, Aykroyd additionally revealed that Ghostbusters 2020 will tribute to late franchise star Harold Ramis.

“I miss him rather a lot. He was, after all, a extremely clever, nice author and collaborator,” he mentioned. “We paid tribute to him within the [2016 all-female cast remake] that Paul Feig made with the women, he was there in a bust, and Billy and I confirmed as much as work on that as a result of we had religion in that imaginative and prescient…So, we paid tribute to Harold there, and naturally, we’ll recognise him on this movie ultimately, nonetheless small.”

Speak of a direct follow-up to 1984’s Ghostbusters – which starred Dan Aykroyd, Invoice Murray, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis because the titular ghost-catchers – and 1989’s Ghostbusters II had continued for a while, with Aykroyd giving followers a hopeful replace as lately as final November.

A sequel set in the identical universe as the 2 unique films was then confirmed in January of this yr, with Jason Reitman employed to direct and co-write the brand new film.

Forged members from the unique films who’ve been confirmed to return to their unique roles embody: Dan Aykroyd, Invoice Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts.

New solid members embody Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace.

Ghostbusters 2020 is about to reach July 10, 2020.