He’s returning to play a classic character.  

Bill Murray will reprise his role as  Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters 2020 — proving he ain’t scared of no ghosts.

Dan Aykroyd, co-creator of the new film, confirmed the long running rumors about Bill, 69, when he appeared on The Greg Hill Radio Show  on Friday.

He ain't afraid of no ghosts: Dan Aykroyd has confirmed that Bill Murray, pictured at the Rome Film Festival in October, will appear in Ghostbusters 2020

He ain’t afraid of no ghosts: Dan Aykroyd has confirmed that Bill Murray, pictured at the Rome Film Festival in October, will appear in Ghostbusters 2020

Suited up: Bill, 69, will reprise his role of Dr. Peter Venkman Dan, 64, revealed on The Greg Hill Radio Show on Friday

Suited up: Bill, 69, will reprise his role of Dr. Peter Venkman Dan, 64, revealed on The Greg Hill Radio Show on Friday

And he added that Sigourney Weaver, 70, and Annie Potts, 67,  had also completed filming on the movie.

He didn’t mention fourth Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, 73,  who played Winston Zeddemore, but the actor is listed on the roster on IMDb.

‘Jason Reitman wrote a beautiful, heartfelt script that takes the real DNA from the first two movies and transfers that directly to the third, the next generation,’  the 64-year-old star of the 1984 and 1989 Ghostbusters movies told the host.

‘It hands the legacy off to a new generation of stars, and players, and actors, and characters.’ 

Ghosties and ghoulies: Dan talked up Ghostbusters 2020 at the press opening of Universal Studios maze last month

Ghosties and ghoulies: Dan talked up Ghostbusters 2020 at the press opening of Universal Studios maze last month

Those new cast members include Paul Rudd, 50, The Sinner‘s Carrie Coon, 38, Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard, 16, and Gifted‘s Mckenna Grace, 13.

Their roles have yet to be revealed. In fact, the plot of the new movie is also under wraps at the moment.

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Ghostbusters 2020 is due to hit theaters on July 10.    

Two thumbs up: Dan and Ivan Reitman, 72, the director of the first two  Ghostbusters films, ventured into the maze. Ivan's son Jason, 41, will direct the 2020 version

Two thumbs up: Dan and Ivan Reitman, 72, the director of the first two  Ghostbusters films, ventured into the maze. Ivan’s son Jason, 41, will direct the 2020 version

Meanwhile, Dan had a laugh at the press opening of Universal Studios’ first Ghostbusters maze to celebrate Halloween Horror Nights on last moth. 

Aside from appearing as Dr. Raymond Stantz, he is also producing the much anticipated 2020 follow-up with Jason Reitman — son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two movies. 

Dan revealed he recently watched the first two ‘back-to-back’ to prepare for the latest installment and Universal’s maze.  

‘About a month ago I watched them and they really work,’ he told TooFab at the event. ‘I had a smile on my face all the way through.’ 

According to Jason, the 2020 flick — unlike director Paul Feig’s all-female reboot — will be a continuation of the series, confirming that ‘what happened in the ’80s happened in the ’80s, and this is set in the present day. 

He said that Jason had ‘done a good job’ balancing nostalgia with moving the franchise forward, saying it’s a ‘difficult challenge’ but ‘I think he’s done it.’ 

The original Ghostbuster also said he didn’t have any advice for the newcomers, simply saying ‘they’re pretty well equipped. They’re great.’ 

As for why the ghoul-fighting foursome is still so beloved 35 years after the first film, Dan pointed to ‘the heart of the movie,’ the performances of his co-stars and the ‘intelligent’ writing. 

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‘We were pitching up to the audience and not down and it connected in a way that a good piece of entertainment should,’ he explained.

Original crew: The late Harold Ramis, Bill Murray and Dan as Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Raymond Stantz in Ghostbusters in 1984

Original crew: The late Harold Ramis, Bill Murray and Dan as Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Raymond Stantz in Ghostbusters in 1984

 



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