Bill Murray has been very vocal in the past about returning to the Ghostbusters franchise. However, in recent years he’s come around on the idea a bit, he even filmed a cameo part in the 2016 all-female remake. While at Cannes promoting his new zombie film The Dead Don’t Die, he spoke about his willingness to return to the Ghostbusters world.
“This franchise paid for my son’s college,” Murray said. “We made this thing. We are the caretakers of it. It’s a great thing and it was a really fun movie to make. It’s a real movie with some really funny stuff in it.” He continued, hinting that it was never really just about making the movie. “They’re wonderful people. Danny [Ackroyd], Ernie [Hudson], Harold [Ramis], Rick Moranis, Annie Potts — they’re some of the coolest people and they had real careers. They treat people well. They really understand what it is to be a movie actor. It’s a complete collaboration.”
With Jason Reitman’s mysterious Ghostbusters sequel is set to hit theaters next year, it’s still unclear if Murray is involved. Though, this could be his way of tipping his hand to fans of the series hoping for the full return of Dr. Peter Venkman.
In the meantime though, we’ll have to settle for Bill Murray as a zombie-hunting sheriff later this year in The Dead Don’t Die. Which, isn’t a bad substitute in my opinion.