Bill Murray Says He’d Appear In The Next Ghostbusters

Bill Murray

by James White |
Published on

Bill Murray has built a legend around himself as the hard-to-find actor who will nonetheless show up at random parties and photobomb people. He still works consistently and, after putting in a cameo in 2016's Ghostbusters, he's now saying he'd be happy to show up for the cinematic continuation that Jason Reitman is working on.

Talking to Indiewire at Cannes (where he's helping promote his latest acting gig in regular collaborator Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die), Murray explained why he was happy to show up for Feig and co. "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," he said. "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."

Add Murray to the list of veteran Ghostbusters actors who have said they'd be happy to take part in Reitman's new film, then. The director hasn't yet confirmed whether and to what extent the likes of Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Murray might be in the film, but we do know it is connected to the original two movies. Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard are all in the new Ghostbusters, which Reitman wrote with Gil Kenan. It's scheduled to arrive next year.

As for the actor, he also talks his fond memories of the original, and clarifies that his only real problem was with the studio. "This franchise paid for my son’s college,” he said. "We made this thing. We are the caretakers of it. It’s a great thing and it was a really fun movie to make. It’s a real movie with some really funny stuff in it." Funny people, too, by his estimation. "They’re wonderful people. Danny [Ackroyd], Ernie [Hudson], Harold [Ramis], Rick Moranis, Annie Potts — they’re some of the coolest people and they had real careers. They treat people well. They really understand what it is to be a movie actor. It’s a complete collaboration." Head to Indiewire for Murray talking about the day executives from Coca-Cola (having bought Columbia Pictures the year before) arrived on set...

The Dead Don't Die, meanwhile, will be out on 12 July. The most recent trailer can be found here.

Keep up to date with all the latest movie news, click here to subscribe to Empire on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us