Make of this what you will, but reports are coming in that Bill Murray will be starring in the new Ghostbusters flick being Directed by Paul Feig.
It has already been reported that co-creator Dan Aykroyd will also have a Cameo, but not as his original character, Dr. Raymond Stantz.
Actual details are very slim and thin on the ground, but Bill Murray has been pictured in Boston, Massachusetts, where Feig’s new movie is being filmed. Whether he will be reprising his role as Peter Venkman, no one knows.
This is quite surprising news, because of Murray was dragging his heels and spitting his dummy out about Ghostbusters 2 not being as well received as the original that we never got a third movie with all the original cast, if Bill had stopped being such a dick about it we may have gotten to see Harold Ramis in the suit one last time.
Rant aside, we’ll have to wait to see how well this new Ghostbusters does. There is lots of heat over it being an all female cast. Personally, I’m not so fussed about that, I wasn’t so pleased with their choice of cast to begin with; Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth, but after watching McCarthy in SPY, my hopes were slightly elevated. The thing that bothers me is how shit they look in their outfits, come on, look at those shin pads?? WTF is up with all those orange stripes? Giving the benefit of the doubt though, we don’t have that many images to go on, fingers crossed the look works on the big screen, but I’m not holding my breath.
If the new version does bomb, it’s just going to make Murray look like more of a dick for not getting on board with an original cast sequel and as you can tell, I’m not best pleased with him about that, but even if it does bomb, there is ANOTHER Ghostbusters in the works also, just in case my childhood needs shitting on that little bit more!
Ghostbusters is currently set for a July 15, 2016 release so there is still a year for Bill to change his mind and get his Diva on, so lets just wait and see if it happens.