Sigourney Weaver stated that she and “the guys” would return for Jason Reitman‘s ‘Ghostbusters 2020’, and Annie Potts similarly teased that she would return, but one original Ghostbuster, Ernie Hudson, states that he has yet to sign on for the reboot/sequel.
While appearing at 2019 Salt City Comic Con, he told syracuse.com:
“I know they’re doing [Ghostbusters 2020]. I know Jason Reitman is going to direct it. He’s an amazing filmmaker. I’d love to be a part of it. I don’t have a deal yet, and I hope it works out. But no matter what, I know Jason’s going to make a great movie.”
While old school fans are hoping to see cameos from all of the surviving original cast members, the movie is known to focus on a newer generation of spook-slayers. Carrie Coon will reportedly portray a single mother, who may or may not have a familial connection to one of the original Ghostbusters. Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace will portray her kids, while most recently, Paul Rudd announced that he had been cast as what is believed to be one of the kids’ teacher. It is also believed that ‘Ghostbusters 2020’ will shift the action from New York City to a small, rural town, plagued with supernatural secrets.
You may recall that back in 2014, Hudson took some heat for dissing Paul Feig‘s in-production ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot with an all-female cast. But Hudson backpedaled and wound up making a cameo in that film. If he appeared in that, it would seem like a given that he would similarly grace the new picture with his presence. (It does sound a bit like he is in negotiations and an agreement hasn’t been reached yet.)
Would you be disappointed if Hudson or any of the other original cast members didn’t appear in the new film?
‘Ghostbusters 2020’ is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 10, 2020.