Ernie Hudson confirms he's playing Winston in the new 'Ghostbusters' sequel movie

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Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore (Credit: Columbia Pictures)
Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Ernie Hudson has confirmed that he will be back as Winston Zeddemore in the new Ghostbusters sequel, Ghostbusters 2020.

Hudson was recording a 'Cameo' video, where fans can buy personalised shout-outs, when he revealed that he's actually shooting scenes for the movie right now.

He was even wearing his Ghostbusters uniform, and added that he was 'having a blast' making it.

The news comes just a few days after Dan Aykroyd confirmed that he too is returning to play Ray Stanz in Ghostbusters 2020, which is being directed by Jason Reitman, son of the original movie's director Ivan Reitman.

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Aykroyd told Joe Rogan: “Ivan Reitman’s son Jason has written a new movie, called — well, it’s gonna be Ghostbusters, the third movie.

American actors and screenwriters Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, actors Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson on the set of Ghost Busters, directed by Ivan Reitman. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, actors Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson on the set of Ghostbusters 2, directed by Ivan Reitman. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

“It’ll be all or most of the original people. And then young stars. It’s gonna be great. I’m so excited about it, and it’s just wonderful to be able to go back and revisit that.

“I don’t do the pictures anymore much, and I’m in that one.”

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Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett) and Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz) are already signed up, while Aykroyd added that he 'hoped' Bill Murray would also be back on board as Peter Venkman.

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All the original Ghostbusters – sadly minus the late Harold Ramis – turned out for cameo roles in the rebooted Ghostbusters movie from director Paul Feig in 2016, so it's likely enough that they – including Murray – will be back for this.

Also starring McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd, the sequel to 1989's Ghostbusters II is set for release in July 2020.