This pretty much solidifies that the next Ghostbusters sequel will be the worst in the series (not that there was much hope for it). Bill Murray aka Dr. Peter MF’n Venkman will not be in Ghostbusters 3. I’ll just stay home and watch the first 2 then.
Bill Murray may be out, but Dan Aykroyd hasn’t stopped chasing the ghost.
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‘Ghostbusters 3′: Bill Murray Out, Dan Aykroyd Says Film’s Future Uncertain
The 60-year-old comedic actor has long pursued making a third Ghostbusters film, but was in part stymied by series co-star Murray’s refusal to join in. In late February, Aykroyd admitted he couldn’t get Murray to budge; fast forward to this week, and he’s told the UK’s Metro newspaper that there is a whole new concept at hand for the film.
“We’ve got a brilliant new writer on it and we’ll be passing the torch on to a new generation,” Aykroyd said. “We’re working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I’m confident we’ll be in production in the next year.”
As for Murray, he added, “It’s sad but we’re passing it on to a new generation. 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.”