Murray to show face in new Ghostbusters

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.

Thanks to Coming Soon and the Hollywood Reporter


Iain Buchanan

If you like your geeks to be humongous, real ale drinking, meat inhaling, obscure, surreal pogonophobes, then you my friend have come to the right blog. That's right, you read that correctly, I don't like beards. There are many things I do like, however, such as Playstation, Apple, Cribbage and pickled eggs. My first computer was an Acorn Electron, my first phone was a Motorola M3788, we backed the Betamax and my first regeneration was Baker to Davison. I love films, all films, but get a full geek-on for comic book & sci-fi movies and TV shows in particular. I adore Science and Space but most of all I love the sound of my own voice, so do please forgive me if I waffle.

5 thoughts on “Murray to show face in new Ghostbusters

  • 10th August 2015 at 10:42

    I like Bill Murry and I hope he does get a part in the new film but I’m still pretty skeptical about it being any good. They are going to have to make a bloody amazing movie to overcome all this negativity. Personally I’m getting tired of all these remakes but I guess they aren’t really made for me, more for younger generations who think the old movies look too old fashioned (damn kids).

    • 10th August 2015 at 16:06

      Pesky Young-uns, you’re right though, there will be us old farts who’ll pay to see it to slate it if it’s shite but the bods that make these are hankering for a younger following who’ll love them as much as we did and not actually know about the old ones. a bit like TMNT i guess.

  • 10th August 2015 at 12:03

    McCarthy is my favourite comedy actress at the moment, I have a bit of hope for this one.

  • 11th August 2015 at 14:44

    I don’t get all the Bill Murray love. He’s vastly overrated and his characters are rarely the best in any film in which he appears.

    His refusal to be in another sequel up to now is just stupid, and will be made even more preposterous if he now does decide to appear in the new version – probably because he thinks he is less likely to be outperformed by the current cast than by Ackroyd and Ramis as he was in the first two films.

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