Fans of the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie, the follow-up in 1989 and the series’ two animated TV shows will be disappointed to learn that Bill Murray will not appear in the planned Ghostbusters 3 movie.
During an Empire magazine webcast actor Dan Aykroyd implied that him and co-star Rick Moranis were still working on Ghostbusters 3 and that they plan to bring it to theaters in the next few years.
Aykroyd also joked cleared the air over Bill Murray rumors that the actor shredded the script for Ghostbusters 3. He first noted:
“No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts.”
Aykroyd then replied to the rumor:
“Bill Murray is not capable of such behavior. This is simply something that would not be in his nature. We have a deep, private personal relationship that transcends business. We communicate frequently and his position on the involvement in ‘Ghostbusters 3’ has been made clear and I respect that.”
With Bill Murray out of the Ghostbusters 3 project and the need to fill the shoes with non “fat men” it will be interesting to see how fans of the original movie series react.
One fan on the Empire Magazine comments section is more then okay with new actors, as they put it:
“If they can’t get the original cast back together, OK, reboot it completely,” adding, “Start over with some new guys.”
I couldn’t agree more with that comment, after all if you have the same writers and actors backing the new movie it should at least resemble the feel of the original and as a Ghostbusters fan hoping for a new version of the movie I would still pay to see it either way.
Would you head to theaters to see a new Ghostbusters movie filmed with new Ghostbusting blood?