Original ‘Ghostbusters’ Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson reunite for ‘Jimmy Fallon’

The original cast of Ghostbusters gathered on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon before the premiere of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson appeared on the popular talk show to discuss their involvement in the sequel. The trio starred in the 1984 Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel, alongside the late Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler.

They also portrayed cameos in the 2016 female reboot, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.

On the show, the actors discussed their reasons for returning to the Ghostbusters franchise: Afterlife, starring Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, and Carrie Coon.

“Jason Reitman wrote a wonderful, heart-wrenching script that goes back to the first two films and to his DNA,” Aykroyd said. “We read it and thought, ‘This is the time.'”

Jason is the son of the original director [de Los Cazafantasmas] Murray added: Evan Reitman. He had his own vision because, in a way, he grew up as the son of the Ghostbusters. He had something he thought would be a good story and we all agreed he did.”

When asked how you feel when putting back the proton packs, Murray said, “They were pretty heavy. They’re not as heavy as the original, but we’re weaker, so they’re more or less the same.”

Along with the original trio, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts are also reprise their original film roles in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Early reviews largely praised the sequel for re-licensing Ghostbusters with a new cast, with some criticism for its reliance on nostalgia.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set to premiere in the UK on November 19, 2021.

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