And so the Ghostbusters 3 will he/won’t he-o-meter takes yet another swing, with Bill Murray making some positive noises about a return to the franchise.
Having described the idea of a third movie as “a nightmare” and “crazy talk” on Letterman back in March, Murray has now told Comingsoon.net that he isn’t entirely against the idea.
Not that the reservations have gone away entirely, mind. “We made a great movie, and then we made another one,” he said, “so we went to the well twice. It’s almost impossible to do the second film as well. Only horror movies get better as they go along because they have more money to spend on more crazy effects.”
All of which are fair points, but it seems that Murray could yet be swayed by a wave of nostalgia.
“I actually thought the other day- it's just become so irritating - but I actually heard people (talking), young people that (had) heard of the movie when they were kids and I thought, 'You know, maybe I should just do it. Maybe it'd be fun to do.’”
“The guys are funny”, he continued, “and I miss (Rick) Moranis and Annie (Potts) and Danny (Akroyd). Those people are some people that were really, you know, I miss them. I think that's really a big part of it.”
Not a confirmation then, by any means, but at least a sign that he could still be swayed. We get the feeling that Bill might just do it to shut everyone up, as it’s clear he’s not going to stop getting asked about this until there’s a definite answer, one way or another.
Lets hope somebody strikes while the iron is hot, and makes a serious play to get Murray on board while he’s in an agreeable frame of mind! We don’t want to still be asking him about this when he’s eighty…
Want to see Bill suit-up again, or should we all leave the poor guy alone?