In an upsetting turn of events, Metro UK caught up with Dan Aykroyd and was able to confirm that Bill Murry will not be a part of the upcoming Ghostbusters 3.
“We’ve got a brilliant new writer on it and we’ll be passing the torch onto a [new] generation. We’re working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I’m confident we’ll be in production in the next year. We’ve got the studio on side. We’ve tried a few concepts which weren’t right but now we’ve got a good structure and will make it happen.”
But when finally asked if Bill Murray was finally officially on board, Aykroyd replied:
“No, I can tell you he won’t 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.”
While its hard to imagine a Ghostbusters movie without what many feel, including myself, the main character of the films, I can only hope whatever direction they do go with it, they at the very least offer fans and the audience a reasonable explanation on why the character is unavailable.