Rick Moranis Will Not Join ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot

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The highly anticipated Sony “Ghostbusters” reboot will see cameos from nearly all the living original cast- Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver. Noticeably absent is Rick Moranis.

Those hoping for a full reunion, you’re out of luck. Although the 62 year old actor was offered a role, he turned it down. Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, Moranis said, “I wish them well. I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?”

Even though he won’t be making an appearance in the Paul Feig film, Moranis insists he’s not retired from acting. After his wife died from breast cancer in 1997, Feig took time off to care for his two children. “I took a break, which turned into a longer break. But I’m interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role and as soon as one comes along that piques my interest, I’ll probably do it. [But Ghostbusters] didn’t appeal to me,” he told THR.

The rest of the original cast (Murray, Aykroyd, Hudson, Weaver) will join the new Ghostbusters, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones, for the reboot, which is scheduled to hit theaters July 15, 2016.


  1. Ryan Biddulph

    October 17, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Would have loved to see him in it Rosemary but I hear where he’s coming from. Reboots can be OK or Go South really quickly. Here’s to this one succeeding wildly because I am a huge GB fan from back in the day.

    The flowers are still standing.


    • Rosemary Vega

      October 18, 2015 at 1:42 am

      We are huge GB fans as well, which is why we wanted to see him in the reboot, but we are definitely still excited to see the new movie!

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