It didn’t look like it was going to happen. Bill Murray has been against appearing in a third Ghostbusters film for a long time, mainly because the second film wasn’t as successful as the first. He was afraid the trend would continue.
But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the 64-year-old actor has agreed to make a special appearance in the new reboot being directed by Paul Feig. The actor was spotted in Boston, MA, heading to the set of the film. No one knows how big or small his role will be.
Will he return as his original character? We don’t know. We do know that Dan Aykroyd will also make a special appearance in the film, which isn’t surprising considering he has been trying to get another Ghostbusters movie made for years now.
It’ll be interesting to see how Murray and Aykroyd fit in with this hard reboot. My guess? They’ll only appear on screen for a few seconds. Just enough time for the audience to get excited.
As mentioned above, Paul Feig will be directing. Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Chris Hemsworth and Cecily Strong star in the movie. It’s currently scheduled for a July 15, 2016 release.