It's really happening! 30 years after Ghosbusters 2, Bill Murray (69) will once again play the role of parapsychologist "Peter Venkman" in the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Murray revealed this in a recent interview with Vanity Fair in which he talked about life on the set of the new movie, which will be directed by Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the original film in 1984.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Bill Murray returns as "Peter Venkman"
Murray, who had a cameo in the 2016 all-women Ghosbusters movie, will also be joined by his former co-stars Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, who will return as "Ray Stantz" and "Winston Zeddemore", respectively.
Unfortunately, the fourth member of the original Ghostbusters, Harold Ramis ("Dr. Egon Spengler") passed away in 2014. "Well, we are a man down. That's the deal," Murray said to Vanity Fair. "And that's the story that we’re telling, that’s the story they've written."
Although not too much has been explained about the new movie's plot, the trailer below gives a decent idea on how director Jason Reitman intends to explain Ramis' death.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Watch the trailer here!
The film follows single mother "Callie" (Carrie Coon) and her two children "Phoebe" (Captain Marvel's Mckenna Grace) and "Trevor" (Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things) as they move to Oklahoma where they have inherited an old farmhouse from "Callie's" father.
The children soon find some artifacts belonging to their grandfather, which is - we can say with 94% certainty - the late "Dr. Egon Spengler", and show them to their teacher "Mr. Grooberson", played by Paul Rudd, and the story takes off from there...
Ghostbusters: Afterlife opens in theaters July 10 in the US as well as in the UK.