If you’re on this site, then you more than likely saw the 2009 zom-com Zombieland. You probably also enjoyed it. The film, written by Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, did a tremendous job creating a quartet of great characters, and inverting the tropes and stereotypes of the zombie sub-genre, but the MVP of the film may be the extended cameo by Bill Murray.
With the sequel in development, many have wondered if Zombieland 2 can catch lightning in a bottle when it comes to cameos. In other words, if one Ghostbusters’ appearance worked in part one, then maybe the sequel can go for two!
GWW reported that not only will Murray return for the Zombieland sequel, but that he will bring with him his Ghostbusters co-star, Dan Aykroyd.
They don’t go into details about who or what their source for this information is, but they did add that like Murray in part one, Aykroyd will play some version of himself. This should prove interesting because, as you may recall, Murray was killed in the first Zombieland, the victim of a zombie prank gone wrong after the film’s quartet of snarky survivors break in to Murray’s Hollywood mansion.
So will Aykroyd recover his former co-star-turned-walker in Zombieland 2? Maybe the gag is that a zombie Bill Murray is the only way that Aykroyd can finally get that third Ghostbusters film made! Hopefully that’s not the joke because that would be way too simple, and maybe a little inside baseball for people that don’t obsessively follow Ghostbusters film news.
Zombieland 2 reunites Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin with director Ruben Fleischer. Zoey Deutch (Before I Fall) has been cast in the sequel in an as-yet undisclosed far. Filming begins later this month, and the expected release date is October 11 of this year, almost 10 years to the day of the original Zombieland’s release.