'Ghostbusters 3' Still Remains Possibility for Bill Murray, Unless He's Just Saying That

April 16, 2012


Though Bill Murray has long been the vocal detractor persistently flicking the ectoplasm of Ghostbusters 3 off his hands, now he's the one encouraging Dan Aykroyd's slime-filled pipe dream. What the hey?

Last we spoke of Ghostbusters 3, Aykroyd was discussing the possibility of moving forward on the sequel with a different actor playing Dr. Peter Venkman, with the vodka baron explaining, "[Murray's] position on the involvement in Ghostbusters 3 has been made clear." But speaking to WGN (via), Murray recently referred to his participation in slightly more positive, ambiguous tones--albeit, sparingly so.

Asked if he was going to do another Ghostbusters, he said only, "Well, it's a possibility," then quickly moved on to promoting Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. Was it a subtle, semantic hint of his nearing the project, or was it Bill Murray just saying whatever because he's Bill Murray and what are you going to do about it? My instincts point toward the latter, but my instincts also would have said Bill Murray wouldn't do a Garfield sequel, and yet there is A Tail of Two Kitties, in my DVD player, just now reaching the bit where Garfield dances on the coffee table and sings "Cat Scratch Fever." This is the best part.

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