Bill Murray Officially Confirmed For Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

Bill Murray’s return as Peter Venkman in Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife has officially been confirmed.

When news of Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife first broke, most long-time fans of the franchise were eager to know if the project would involve Bill Murray and/or any other cast members from the original comedy classic. While original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd previously stated that much of the cast from the first film would appear in Afterlife, Bill Murray confirmed his return himself during an interview on the set of the Jason Reitman project with Vanity Fair.

Details on what role Bill Murray’s Peter Venkman will play in Ghostbusters: Afterlife are being closely guarded, but the outlet noted that the actor and other Ghostbusters veterans were on the set of the film at various times fall shoot. Previews for Ghostbusters: Afterlife have hinted at a connection between the new characters and original hero Egon Spengler, who was played in the first two films by the late Harold Ramis, and Bill Murray emphasized the fact that the story for Jason Reitman’s sequel will deal with the absence of the founding team member:

“Well, we are a man down. That’s the deal. And that’s the story that we’re telling, that’s the story they’ve written.”

Vanity Fair also noted that Bill Murray and the Ghostbusters veterans shot their portions of Afterlife over the span of a week and will have meaningful but not central roles in the film. While Bill Murray’s involvement was uncertain considering his reported resistance to reprising the Venkman role in the past, the Ghostbusters alum ultimately agreed to read Jason Reitman’s script for the new film last spring and gave the screenplay his vote of confidence:

“”The script is good. It’s got lots of emotion in it. It’s got lots of family in it, with through lines that are really interesting. It’s gonna work.”

Are you excited to see Bill Murray and the rest of the original Ghostbusters team return for Jason Reitman’s new film? Let us know below!

Here is the official synopsis for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife:

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Directed by Jason Reitman from a script he co-wrote with Gil Kena, Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Bokeem Woodbine, Oliver Cooper, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 10, 2020.

Source: Vanity Fair

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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