Date: 17th September 2019
Ghostbusters 2020 will officially see the return of Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson. Both actors confirmed their involvement with the sequel separately. The news comes after original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman revealed new information about Paul Rudd's character in the sequel after attending the opening night of Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights. Rudd is a seismologist who is investigating some strange earthquakes, while also teaching summer school.
However, no one’s really spoken about which of the original stars will return. Until now, that is. Comedy icon and franchise co-creator Dan Aykroyd recently sat down with Joe Rogan and confirmed that he’d be reprising the role of Ray Stantz in the threequel, saying:
"I'm not in the pictures so much anymore. We've got the Ghostbusters movie that we're working on now and I will have to be performing in that. Ivan Reitman's son Jason has written a new movie… the third movie. It will be all… most of the original people and then young stars."
The only apparent hold out is Bill Murray, with Aykroyd stating that he’s still "hoping" his old friend will come around and join in the festivities. We can only hope so, too.
Source: Press Release