It's not like Bill was all that important to why people liked the first Ghostbusters or anything, right?
Source: Total Film (h/t Digital Spy)
The saga of Ghostbusters 3 seems to have come to an end, with Dan Aykroyd revealing that the production is going to go ahead and shoot sometime next year without Bill Murray in the cast.
The question of whether or not Murray would be in the movie or not, should it happen, was ongoing, as stories of the star waffling on whether or not he'd be a part of it kept hitting the wire. There were times when Murray was saying that he'd be down with a good enough script, but apparently he didn't like anything he was presented with, so he jumped off the ship. Aykroyd is taking it all in stride. "It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill," said Aykroyd, possibly while managing to keep a straight face.
According to Aykroyd, the time is now to cash in on 80's nostalgia: "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."
The new movie will be written by Etan Cohen, and Aykroyd figures production will start next year.
It's really a shame we won't be seeing Peter Venkman again, but anyone who's followed Murray's career arc could probably tell that he wouldn't want to return to the franchise. Maybe Aykroyd should have gotten Wes Anderson involved.
In any case, we can always look back on a time when people didn't love Bill Murray so much, when he was in Ghostbusters 2, which kind of sucked.
Written or Contributed by Royal Nonesuch
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