ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

While there are a lot of different opinions out there when the comes to Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, it seems that even the most avid reboot-critic might find a bit of solace in this new piece of news.

It was confirmed this weekend by The Hollywood Reporter that Bill Murray, who played Peter Venkman in the first two Ghostbusters films, is set to appear in the supernatural 2016 comedy!

The film, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth, will be the first of at least two reboots for the franchise.

The second, which is currently being written by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) plans on having a mixed-gender team and is rumored to be eyeing Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum as potential leads.

Since Murray has said on multiple occasions that he has little interest in starring in a third Ghostbusters movie, it's safe to say that this will be a small role or just a cameo. Still, it's nice to know that this female-driven cast has the stamp of approval from Peter Venkman himself.

Another original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd, who played Ray Stantz and co-wrote the first films alongside the late Harold Ramis, has already endorsed Feig's movie and given it his blessing.

Now we're just left wondering whether whether or not Murray will actually don a proton pack once more. The closest we got was in Zombieland and that was back in 2009! I think it's about time Murray dusts off his old jumpsuit and shows off his ghost busting skills again.

Paul Feig's Ghostbusters movie will reach theaters on July 22, 2016.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)


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