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Ernie Hudson confirms remaining original Ghostbusters will suit-up in Ghostbusters Afterlife

June 28th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Could this be the news we’ve waited for?

While we already know that Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson will be reprising their roles in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, we’ve been wondering what exactly that means and now we may have an idea.

In a new interview, Hudson – Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore in the original two movies – was asked, no surprise, about Afterlife and he let some very juicy information drop.

“[Director of Afterlife] Jason Reitman — who actually was in the second movie, he was the kid who opens the second movie, and I just remember him being around the set on both of the movies. So I know that he grew up with them, it’s very personal to him, he wrote an amazing script, and he’s established himself as a director on his own right” the star said.

“He’s a wonderful director and so when this started to happen, and because Jason was involved, I felt this would actually happen, I was really excited about it. But when it happened, going to the set for the first time and seeing Sigourney Weaver and Bill [Murray] and Dan [Aykroyd], honestly, it was almost spiritual. I mean, I know that sounds weird, but I was very moved by it. I was very touched.”

(Continues after video) We interviewed Hudson a while back and he talked about his thoughts on what a Ghostbusters sequel could be:

However, while all that is great, he reveals something of a dream come true for fans:

“And I’ve seen everybody. I run into Sigourney sometimes, when I’m in New York I’ll see Bill Murray. Just over the years, I’ve had contact with all of them, but somehow we’re back together and wearing these jumpsuits, and it’s a production, and it was great. It was just very moving and it was just wonderful. And the new cast is incredible.”

Yes, you read that right: “We’re back together and wearing these jumpsuits.”

This is news I’ve been waiting to hear since Ghostbusters II in 1989 and I know I’m not alone in that… seeing the remaining team together again and actually busting head, in a spiritual sense? Oh, man.

The actor goes on to talk about, as he mentioned with us, how big a part Ghostbusters was to him and how important coming back toplay Winston really was: “I’m really excited about it, and I’ve done a lot of things, I don’t normally get excited about too much, but just maybe because it’s also been such a big part of my life, and I’ve shared that with these guys.

“I’ve done films with other people, but with these guys, I have this thing that we’re all a part of. So it’s been life changing, not in the way I expected it to. And so, we’re all kind of a part of that, that made it very moving for me. I mean, I didn’t cry on the set, but I really felt very touched. And everybody’s done well. You know what I mean? Yeah, it was really nice to be there.”

On the topic of reunions, star Dan Aykroyd referred to the absence of Harold Ramis on the third movie and assured fans his absence will be respectfully  addressed, saying: “To have that formation without that man standing right there on the line with us was a pretty serious adjustment.

“He will be very well represented in the new film, I can tell you that. He’s very honourably represented.”

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
Cast: Carrie Coon Finn Wolfhard Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd

The movie will be released on March 5th, 2021.

Source: Comicbook

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….