Bill Murray has revealed he would very much be up for returning to appear in the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel from Jason Reitman.
The new Ghostbusters sequel will serve as a sequel to the original films from Sony, ignoring 2016’s female-led reboot of the franchise directed by Paul Feig. Though Bill Murray’s disinterest in returning as Peter Venkman was one of the roadblocks that kept Ghostbusters from returning to the silver screen sooner, the actor recently opened up to IndieWire about why he decided to make a cameo in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot, while also revealing he’d be up for reprising his original role in the film from Jason Reitman:
“I was in that movie just because they asked me, and I knew if I said no, I was saying I didn’t support that movie. I felt like, OK, I’m going to support them because I support them as people. So I did that one and I would do this next one.”
So what do you think? Would you like to see Bill Murray return as Peter Venkman in the new Ghostbusters?
Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters is expected to go before the lens this summer with production reportedly taking place in Calgary, Alberta. Whether or not the original cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Bill Murray will actually appear has yet to be confirmed, however, the new film is rumored to feature members of the original team alongside a younger cast of Ghostbusters.
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has been cast in the sequel along with Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) and Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel). Jason Reitman will direct the new Ghostbusters film from a script he co-wrote with Poltergeist remake director Gil Kena.
Since the new Ghostbusters was announced, the project has been under fire from those involved with the 2016 reboot. Melissa McCarthy has already expressed her support Jason Reitman, however, Leslie Jones slammed the new sequel, going as far to say that it was “something Trump would do.” Director Paul Feig, on the other hand, has shown his support for both Leslie Jones and her position on the new sequel, while also supporting Jason Reitman taking the reigns of the franchise his father Ivan Reitman created in 1984 with the original Ghostbusters.
The Untitled Ghostbusters Sequel is scheduled to be released in theaters in 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the new Ghostbusters as we learn it.
New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed
New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.
This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.
You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.
Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:
“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.