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WATCH: Bill Murray talks missing Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis on Ghostbusters: Afterlife

May 16th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Bill Murray, star of the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, appeared – in a panda mask – on the Ellen Show on Thursday night and they talked briefly about the upcoming third movie in the trilogy.

In the interview Murray says that, yes, most of the cast are back but they’re missing two very talented and valued members of the cast.

The first is Rick Moranis who will not be returning as Louis Tully, the accountant/solicitor who keeps falling in with the boys in grey when things get out of hand.

The second is the fourth Ghostbuster himself, Harold Ramis, as Egon Spengler. Ramis died in February 2014 but Murray assures us his presence will be a big part of the movie: “They’re greatly missed for so many reason reasons. They were so much a part of the creation of it and the fun of it. Harold is featured in the story of the movie.”

We have known for a while that the movie will take place in the retirement home of Egon in the movie and that the principal cast are most likely his estranged family who return to his home after his death.

But it’s exciting to hear that, while gone, Egon – and Ramis – will still be essential parts of the new movie’s mythology.

Because of that damned virus Ghostbusters: Afterlife was pushed back to March 19th, 2021. But we know we’ll be there first night and I know you all will too.

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Written by: Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman

Based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters” An Ivan Reitman film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis

Produced by: Ivan Reitman

Executive Producers: Dan Aykroyd Gil Kenan Jason Blumenfeld Michael Beugg

Cast: Carrie Coon Finn Wolfhard Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd

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….