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Sony wants Bill Murray for Ghostbusters Reboot

October 15th, 2014 by Marc Comments

We just… I… I mean… where do we even BEGIN?! 

Believe it or not Ghostheads, but there is a tiny chance that Dr. Peter Venkman himself, Bill Murray will show up in the new Ghostbusters reboot which was announced last week.

Speaking to Variety, Murray said that he had been approached by Sony numerous times over the years about returning to his role as Dr. Venkman, but had shot them down each time as he didn’t wish to be involved in another studio franchise.   “The studio was really crazy about it,” he said. “What they really want to do is resurrect a franchise.”

But now it seems that the news of the all-female reboot has sparked his interest, and if the material is right, he could be making a cameo appearance.  Awesome news, right?


Here’s why – the new movie is a complete reboot of the franchise.  Which means the original boys in grey never existed.  So don’t go thinking this will be some sort of grandiose passing-of-the-torch cameo, oh no, this will be far worse.  No doubt it’ll be a cheap one liner gag spouted by Murray playing a bystander.  Hardly a fitting tribute to one of the greatest comedians and actors of our time, let alone to the iconic Dr. Venkman.  And what’s worse?  THIS is the Ghostbusters project Murray agrees to?! Seriously what is the point of going to so much trouble to bring an original actor back if they’re not going to play the same role?

Ghostbusters, chewed up and spat out by… sorry… written and directed by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, starts filming next year.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….