The rumors are true – Bill Murray will appear in the upcoming “Ghostbusters” sequel.
Murray will reprise his role as Peter Venkman, a parapsychologist, in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”
The actor's return comes 30 years after he appeared in the 1989 film “Ghostbusters 2.” Murray will be in good company as his ghostbusting friends, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson will also reprise their longtime roles as Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore, respectively.
The sequel stars Paul Rudd as a science teacher caught up in a ghostbusting mystery with his students.
After getting evicted from their home, broke and single mom Callie (“Gone Girl’s” Carrie Coon) and her two kids, Pheobe (“Fuller House’s” McKenna Grace) and Trevor (“Stranger Things'” Finn Wolfhard) move into their late grandfather’s creepy house and quickly learn of supernatural happenings in town.
The trailer hints that the family is related to original Ghostbuster, Egon Spengler, played by Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 69.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Murray confirmed that the storyline will explain Spengler’s death.
“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,” he said.
The sequel to the 1984's film "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters 2" was directed by Jason Reitman, son of the original film creator Ivan Reitman.
It passes the ghost-hunting torch town to a new generation of Ghostbusters.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” opens in theaters July 10.