There have been some recent rumors that indicate that Ghostbusters 3 isn’t entirely a dead picture. However, outside of those same rumors and speculations that have been rolling around since Ghostbusters 2, there’s still no concrete evidence that the Ghostbusters will ever return. Now, we’re beginning to see why. In a recent interview with Movie Mikes, Ernie Hudson, a.k.a. Winston Zeddemore, offered this insight into the picture’s current status.
“Dan and Harold are working on the script. If it happens we will see, but Bill [Murray] has been the hold up. His definition of good is a little bit different than everybody elses. So we will see. I would love to see it happen. I know the fans have been asking for it … so hopefully. Bill’s a great guy, he’s kind of quirky but I love him. He’s a guy who is very much into what he’s feeling. I know he really cares about his work, which is probably why there hasn’t been another Ghostbusters as of yet.”
I’m going either way on this. On one hand, Bill Murray has easily had the greatest career trajectory out of all four Ghostbusters stars. In his older days, I imagine the last thing he’d want would be to take a great big dump over that which helped define his career. On the other hand, he was the only one in the Ghostbustersvideo game who truly, deeply phoned in a terrible performance. His acting choices these days seem to be geared towards getting the chance to smoke a bowl and play some golf with his friends. I can’t imagine a Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray, even in a smaller, cameo-esque capacity, but I hope that things manage to move forward.