Bill Murray will make a cameo appearance in Ghostbusters, says director

Original Ghostbuster set to make an appearance in reboot of classic comedy

The director of the new Ghostbusters film, Paul Feig, has revealed that original ‘buster Bill Murray is to make a cameo appearance in the forthcoming reboot.

Bill Murray led an all star cast in the franchise’s original two films, but in recent years he has strongly opposed any Ghostbusters follow on or remake. Now, Feig has annouced that Murray will make a cameo appearance, with original cast members Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd all set to return in as yet unspecified roles.

In a recent interview with Yahoo movies, Feig said: “Bill worked with Melissa in ‘St Vincent’ and he’s been around the [SNL] set enough, and Kristen knows him really well.”


“One of the reasons he did it, I think he liked the role we wrote for him. But he also just likes these actors, and just wanted to be a part of it. And he didn’t want to give any stamp of disapproval by not coming on board.”

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Last week (March 9) a second trailer from the all-female Ghostbusters reboot premiered, giving fans an extra glimpse at Chris Hemsworth‘s character (in the player above).

Following the release of the first official promo last week, the new international trailer is packed with fresh footage, with Hemsworth – who plays receptionist Kevin – featuring more heavily.

Unexpectedly, the trailer shows that he will be rocking his native Australian accent for the role – something the Thor actor rarely portrays in his movies.


The new trailer also shows his interaction with Kristen Wiig‘s character Erin Gilbert, as well as featuring some previously unheard jokes. Watch it below.

Kate McKinnon also stars in Ghostbusters, as well as the likes of Saturday Night Live cast member, Neil Casey, who has been cast as the main villain.

Andy Garcia, The Wire‘s Michael K Williams, Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong and Veep‘s Mike McLintock have also signed up for supporting roles.

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is due for release on July 15.