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Bill Murray Returning to ‘Ghostbusters’

Those of you with serious doubts about the Ghostbusters reboot can breathe just a little easier now:

Bill Murray has officially joined the cast!

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed today that the actor has officially signed on for the reboot of his classic 80s film.

Murray famously played Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989), but there is no word yet on whether or not he will reprising his role or playing a new character all together.

His casting actually comes as quite a pleasant, but shocking, surprise. Murray has historically always been against the idea of a third Ghostbusters film, and in the past has even thwarted plans for a third film by being the sole holdout of the original cast (which comprised of Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (RIP), and Ernie Hudson).

Ghostbusters (2016) stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Paul Feig directs, with Murray’s fellow Ghostbusters alum Dan Aykroyd writing the script.

The film is currently scheduled for a July 2016 release.

Will the return of Bill Murray be enough to win back reluctant Ghostbusters fans? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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