Will Bill Murray appear in Ghostbusters 3? That's been the question asked for years now, but Dan Aykroyd has now made it quite clear - he's not. Talking to Metro, Aykroyd gave an update on the third installment:
Is Ghostbusters 3 finally happening?
Yes, we've got a brilliant new writer on it and we'll be passing the torch on to 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.
It's been a long process, hasn't it?
Yes, but now 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.
Is Bill Murray doing it?
No, I can tell you he won't be involved.
How do you feel about that?
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 previously said that in the third film, "my characterís eyesight is shot, I got a bad knee, a bad hipóI canít drive that caddy anymore or lift that Psychotron Accelerator anymore, itís too heavy. We need young legs, new mindsónew Ghostbusters; so Iím in essence passing the torch to the new regime, and you know what? Thatís totally okay with me."
Who do you think should play the new Ghostbusters?