For all of its nostalgia and star-powered motion, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is lacking one thing it merely can’t exchange.
That’s in accordance with sequence legend Bill Murray, who appeared on The Ellen Present (remotely, after all) to debate his function within the spooktacular sequel. When requested in regards to the methods during which Afterlife expands upon the Ghostbusters lore, Murray touched base on Jason Reitman’s film, earlier than admitting that he “drastically missed” each Rick Moranis and Harold Ramis on set.
Moranis and Ramis have been, after all, two of the unique Ghostbusters. The previous performed Louis Tully, whereas Ramis picked up the proton pack belonging to Egon Spengler. Along with Murray’s Peter Venkman, the managed to fend off supernatural threats.
Sadly, Ramis handed away again in 2014, and whereas it’s nonetheless unclear why Moranis didn’t climb aboard Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Bill Murray informed The Ellen Present that he missed his previous associates “for therefore many causes.”
Murray mentioned Ramis and Morranis are “drastically missed for therefore many causes” in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, earlier than including “They have been a lot part of the creation of [Ghostbusters] and the enjoyable of it.” He went on to tease Egon being “featured within the story of the film. So, it is going to be very fascinating.”
It’s solely pure that Murray missed his previous co-stars in the course of the manufacturing of Afterlife, however with Jason Reitman on the wheel, we’re assured that subsequent yr’s long-in-development sequel will ship the products.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife additionally options Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Issues and It: Chapter Two fame and Paul Rudd, the person chances are you’ll know as Ant-Man (AKA one of many MCU’s true fan-favorites).
As soon as penciled in for a primetime summer season launch, Afterlife was just lately lifted out of its July 10th, 2020 slot and relocated to March 2021. It’s a large delay for the star-studded blockbuster, although if Murray’s feedback are something to go by, the anticipate extra ghost-busting motion will probably be value it. And then some.