Bill Murray to appear in Ghostbusters reboot
Bill Murray Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters fans rejoice: everybody’s favourite sarcastic spirit-zapper may be strapping on his proton pack once more.

It was widely thought that comedy legend Bill Murray was steering clear of the divisive ‘all-female’ Ghostbusters reboot, with the star outright saying he was hesitant to reprise his role.

But The Hollywood Reporter claims that the actor’s appearance in the forthcoming third movie has now been confirmed.

Whether it will be a substantial supporting turn or a brief cameo is as yet unclear, but even if it’s the latter we expect big things. This is, after all, the man who stole the show in Zombieland despite being on the screen for just a few minutes.

Murray’s involvement has obviously led to a certain amount of excitement among the Ghostbusters fanbase, who were previously faced with the sad prospect of neither Murray nor the late Harold Ramis returning.

Inevitably, there has been much talk of Murray “not being afraid of no reboot” and “who you gonna call?” quips, with Twitter also seeing some nicely dry and inventive reaction:

Paul Feig’s reboot of the Ghostbusters series is shooting now, with the female comedy dream team of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon all taking major roles.

With Murray putting in an appearance and Chris Hemsworth sending up his manly image as the new receptionist, hopes have certainly been raised that this could be a fun take on a childhood classic.