So says Dan Aykroyd, who tells Metro that while they have a “brilliant” new writer for the sequel, Murray will not be involved. “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,” Aykroyd says.
Dan Aykroyd is great and I’m super happy he is behind Ghostbusters 3, but for me and for those of my generation it just won’t be the same without Bill Murray. I would say the same thing if Murray were starring and Aykroyd was not. The team has to be complete or it’s just not going to work.
I hear this movie is for a new generation and all but I’m sad folks will be missing out on something fantastic.
And so Bill Murray, you have made me sad with your final decision. It’s not like you have been in super stellar flicks as of late and I very much believe this would have gotten you some great publicity, but now you will miss out. Boo to you!