'Ghostbusters 3' With Bill Murray Still A Possibility?

Posted 10:23 AM April 16th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Has Bill Murray changed his mind on Ghostbusters 3? In an interview with WGNTV's Pat Tomasulo (via Playlist), he told the interviewer that the third Ghostbusters is a "possibility" when asked about it, but, then, Murray quickly changed the subject to Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdon. His expression afterwards suggested he didn't want to answer any more Ghostbusters 3 questions.

Possibility is an interesting word. If something has less than a 1% chance of happening, it's still within the realm of possibility. But is it probable though? As probable as Bill Murray being in Ghostbusters 3.

It is well known what Bill Murray thought about the second movie (he didn't like it), and there was this rumor of him shredding the Ghostbusters 3 script and shipping it back to Dan Aykroyd with a note attached effectively saying, "Not a chance in Hell."

Even Dan Aykroyd, the optimist that he is, has given up on Ghostbusters 3 and has moved on to work on a comedy with Chevy Chase. Here's what Aykroyd told The Telegraph back in February:

"I honestly don't know. At this point it's in suspended animation. The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn't want to be involved."

Ghostbusters 3 is supposed to be about the old ghostbusters passing the torch, or in this case, the protopacks, to a new generation.

The movie cannot move forward without Murray, Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ivan Reitman all onboard because they all have script and movie approval.

If Murray gives his blessing, it is still possible for Ghostbusters 3 to move forward without him, but then, without Murray, Sony may not want to make the movie.

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