Bill Murray - Has Bill Murray Changed His Mind On ‘Ghostbusters 3’?

Subscribe to Bill Murray alerts

This time last year, Bill Murray’s potential involvement in a third Ghostbusters movie seemed dead and buried. Rumors were rife that the cult actor sent back a shredded script to his former co-stars DAN AKYROYD and Harold Ramis with a note attached. “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts,” it supposedly read.
Ackroyd – who has been spearheading efforts to bring the much-loved series back to the big screen – has attempted to ignore the fact that a Ghostbusters 3 without Bill Murray would be utterly pointless. Speaking to the Metro earlier this year, he said, “It's sad but … Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn't seem to be coming and we have to move on. It's time to make the third one.” Still one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, Murray is key to ensuring ‘Ghostbusters 3’ remains credible and he gave studio bosses a huge boost this week at the Toronto Film Festival. Attending the premiere of his new movie ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’, the 67-year-old told Entertainment Weekly’s Roz Weston that a new script is in the works, hinting that he would be willing to sign on should the writing be up to scratch. “It comes up a lot, the idea of doing another Ghostbusters, and we’ll see, there’s another script in the process and we’ll see if it’s good,” Murray said. “It’s got to be really good though because the first one was so great.”
The actor – now noted for his collaborations with Wes Anderson - had touched upon the first script during his appearance on David Letterman’s chat show in June. “They just don't have a really good script,” he said. “It's hard. You know, even the second Ghostbusters wasn't as much fun for me as the first one. It's hard to make a sequel.” Murray played Dr Peter Venkman in the 1984 original and the film’s 1989 sequel.


Tags: Bill Murray - Harold Ramis - Wes Anderson - David Letterman

Subscribe to Bill Murray alerts

More Bill Murray

Dumb and Dumber To Movie Review

Be warned: this is a movie meant only for hardcore fans of the 1994 original, and other moronic comedies in which plot, character and filmmaking...

St. Vincent Movie Review

Bill Murray shines in this story of a cynical grump whose life is changed by his friendship with a bright young kid. Writer-director Theodore Melfi...

The Cast Of 'Ghostbusters' Reunites For 30th Anniversary!

It may have been 30 years since the first Ghostbusters movie hit the big screen, but the franchise is still as popular and beloved as...

Obviously Interstellar's Christopher Nolan Doesn't Have An Email Address

So we all got pretty excited when we found out that Bill Murray doesn't have an agent, and that, should you want to pitch the...


Are You Ready for Bill Murray's Views on Tinder?

Proving once again that Bill Murray is the coolest guy around, Bill Murray has been giving his thoughts on Tinder, the popular dating app. Murray...

Bill Murray Opens Up About 'Ghostbusters 3'

For many years, Bill Murray has held out on the possibility of a third Ghostbusters movie without explaining why. In an interview with Variety, however,...

Bill Murray Set To Sing Christmas Carols On Upcoming Holiday TV Special

If you aren't getting into a festive mood as winter approaches, maybe Bill Murray can give you a helping hand as he will be reportedly...

Bill Murray Will Perform Classic Christmas Carols In Upcoming TV Special! Yes, This Is Happening

Doesn’t it seem like there’s never a normal, run of the mill story about Bill Murray? He's always either crashing someone’s party, dishing out advice...



Alex N.'s picture

Alex N.

Proper spelling of Dan's last name is Aykroyd. You got it wrong two different ways.
Import Source: 
Import Date: 

2 years 3 months ago
View Comments

Bill Murray Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bill Murray

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All