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!
Paul Feig posted to Twitter the new costuming for the Ghostbusters reboot, and it’s surprisingly not revamped too much for the ladies!
There’s a comparison between the new and old uniforms and proton packs. What is great is that they are staying true to the original. The jumpsuits are pretty much the same, with the exception of orange bands, which we don’t know yet if or what they represent. I also like how they are baggy and comfortable looking, not skin baring, curve hugging and unrealistic like some might expect from an all girls reboot. The proton packs also seem to be a little smaller in size as well, but with age and technology, things do get smaller and more advanced with time.
I would also like to point out, maybe like an Easter Egg of sorts, they’re keeping the franchise within the Saturday Night Live Family, as half of the original cast and three people from the new cast got their starts on SNL.
Ghostbusters will be making its reboot debut on July 22, 2016, and will star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon