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Bill Murray confirmed back for new Ghostbusters sequel due this Christmas

July 18th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Dan Aykroyd has been busy making the media rounds, being asked about the film, and promoting his award-winning Crystal Head Vodka brand reports Ghostbusters News‘ Jason.

In a recent exclusive with the Metro newspaper, Aykroyd shed more light on the sequel while affirming the speculated involvement of franchise original Bill Murray.

In speaking about the production, Aykroyd would say: “We’re three-quarters through filming, which means it’s got to be edited and mixed, and the CGI has to be put into it.”

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While it’s been strongly insinuated that Bill Murray would be returning in the untitled sequel, being seen multiple times in the UK, even being pictured seemingly on set alongside Aykroyd and English comedian David Walliams, we’ve yet to get a definitive answer on his involvement, but Aykroyd, being wonderfully loose-lipped, has confirmed that Murray will 100% be back.

“I’m excited about this one. It’s got a beautiful, heartfelt story, a great threat, some scary moments, and it brings back Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and myself, and we’ve handed the torch to new people, Finn Wolfhard and Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon.”

Great news that Murray is back but where is Sigourney Weaver?! We’re hoping that was a slip of the tongue and that my life-long crush Dana Barrett is back for another outing too.


Murray himself has confirmed that he has finished filming for the fourth Ghostbusters movie, speaking to TNT Sports, the star said: “I  was working on a movie over here. A sequel to a phantasmic movie we made a long time ago, over in England… in America, in New York, so I got that done.”

You can watch the clip below, it’s around 1min 40secs that he mentions the ‘phantasmic’ sequel:


In the forthcoming sequel, Murray and the original team members will reunite with the cast of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, comprising Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Logan Kim, and Celeste O’Connor. They will also share the screen with new additions to the franchise, including Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster, and Emily Alyn Lind.

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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….