The actor, who portrayed team member Winston Zeddemore in the classic 1984 original film and its 1989 sequel, confirmed his participation in Jason Reitman's sequel after revealing this past July that he had not yet reached a deal with the filmmakers for his return.
"We’re shooting the new Ghostbusters right now, coming out next summer, so I’m hoping that you’ll enjoy it as much as the other movies that we’ve done," announced Hudson in his familiar Ghostbusters uniform on a video message on the celebrity interaction site Cameo. "I know that I'm having a blast doing it."
Principal photography on the upcoming film began this past July in Calgary and is expected to serve as a continuation of the first two films in the horror-comedy franchise, decades later as two siblings encounter the legacy of the paranormal investigators.
Ghostbusters 2020 is directed by Jason Reitman, who also co-wrote the film with Gil Kenan. The film stars Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd and Mckenna Grace. The film is scheduled for release on July 20, 2020.