When it was announced that Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, was planning to co-write and direct a film that would take place within the original films' continuity, fans of the beloved supernatural fantasy comedy were ecstatic.
After a surprise the teaser trailer, Ghostbusters hype was taken to another level when actor Ernie Hudson, who portrayed Winston Zeddemore, in the original films reportedly confirmed that the original Ghostbusters were set to star in the upcoming film in a recent interview.
However, Hudson recently clarified his comments during a recent appearance on Johnny Dare Morning Show. He said that he's interested in being involved with the project, but that nobody has officially approached him to appear in the movie.
“I don’t know. Nobody has approached me with a contract,” Hudson said in the interview.“I think the Ghostbusters fans have been wanting [a “passing of the torch”] dynamic to happen, so I know whatever happens is going to be in that tradition… I’m excited about that."
Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray last reprised their roles as the original Ghostbusters for 2009's Ghostbusters: The Video Game along with the late Harold Ramis, who passed in 2014 from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. Hudson, Murray and Aykroyd made cameos in director Paul Feig's 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, but they didn't appear as their iconic characters.
While Hudson reportedly told The Daily Mail that "Ivan Reitman is there and everybody is in" last week, Hudson said that he was just excited for the sequel.
"I’d be more excited if they called me and offered me a job," he added. "But no matter what happens, the fact that they’re doing it is really cool.”
Ghostbusters 3 is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2020 release.
(via Comic Book)