'Men in Black 3' scribe Etan Cohen had been handed the job of working on the script for the much discussed 'Ghostbusters' sequel 'Ghostbusters 3'. But we can imagine Cohen's script had a lot of whitespace dotted around the pages where the name of Peter Venkman could/should be. Finally, however, Dan Aykroyd has given us the official word on what we all knew months ago. Bill Murray will NOT be appearing. During a recent interview with London-based online commuter mag Metro Aykroyd stated that Murray "won't be involved." So with that massive question out of the way let's move on to the next. Is returning to the franchise after nearly 25 years a good idea or not? Personally I think if it injects enough modern styled humour and fun and effects then why the hell not. It's all about "passing it on to a new generation" so with some fresh faced box-office draws give it a go. Perhaps lose the "3" and come up with a nifty subtitle instead? Check out some more brief words from the star below and make sue you head to the link below for the full interview.
"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."
Will Peter Venkman's character be mentioned at all in the third installment? It would be odd to not at least give a nod to his existence...perhaps we'll see him as a CGI spectre!?
Bill Murray Too Afraid of Ghosts