Ghostbusters 3 Is Moving Along, Without Bill Murray
Really is this an 80’s franchise worth rebooting? Especially without the main funnyman of the originals? The Ghostbusters just doesn’t hold up as a solid franchise that is worth rebooting in my opinion.
Other than the NES game being one of the hardest games I’ve ever attempted (trying to beat the stairs was impossible as a kid), I had the toys, made some home videos posing said action figures with my siblings and I’m still torn. I just don’t care about a Ghostbusters reboot, even if Bill Murray were interested, which he isn’t. He’s done with that part of his career, that much is obvious. He’d rather do some small indie films and pop up in some studio pictures than revisit the Ghostbusters franchise.
Dan Aykroyd appeared on The Dennis Miller Show and had this to say:
“Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray,” he says, “That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that ‘Ghostbusters’ is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of ‘Ghostbusters 3’ is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.”
He then went on to give up a little bit about the state of the core group:
“My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the cadillac,” he says, “He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs… Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation.”
We’ll let you know if anything else develops, like Bill Murray still not giving a crap about this franchise and staying silent about it. Good luck Dan, you’re going to need it when you go shopping this around for funding without Murray. Leave the movie franchise where it was, dead, we don’t need no Ghostbusters.