Dan Aykroyd Says Ghostbusters 3 Will Go Ahead, Just Without Bill Murray

Dan Aykroyd has stated two very clear things about Ghostbusters 3 in a new interview.

  • Bill Murray will not be involved.
  • The film is still in the works.

We’ve been waiting, watching and every-so-frequently reporting on Murray’s relationship to this hypothetical film. He holds the power of veto, as do Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ivan Reitman, and can shoot down any Ghostbusters sequel with a word. As a result, several years of determined development have come to naught, draft after draft always trying to please him and never succeeding.

But it sounds like he’s now decided he won’t be in the film – but could still let the film progress. It isn’t entirely clear that he’s given the go ahead just yet but with Etan Cohen recently hired to do a new draft, it’s likely that Murray has been making the right kind of noises.

Aykroyd says that the studio are fully on side now and that they have “a good structure” for the film.

Well, if you can call it a good structure. Some would say a Ghostbusters film with Murray would be a total waste of time, and I’m at least sympathetic to that point of view.

Though I’m prepared to see what they have to offer. Murray will be missed, but Aykroyd and Ramis are also great fun to watch, if not on the same level at all, and if Murray opting out is the only way such a sequel can happen, then the question now becomes, I believe, how to make this third film worthwhile.

Elsewhere in his interview with Metro, Aykroyd talks about his belief in life after death and inter dimensional UFOs.  Kind of puts his blind faith in a Ghostbusters threequel into perspective.

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