Bill Murray is Being Teased With Ghostbusters 3… But Are We?
You’ve probably heard the news. Dan Akroyd is writing the script for Ghostbusters 3, and is hoping to put the proton packs on all 3 remaining cast members yet again. Yeah, that includes Bill Murray too.
There is a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters… It’s being written right now.” “I think Billy will come. The story’s so good. Even if he plays a ghost.” Zaid Acroyd in the recent episode of AXS TV’s The Big Interview with Dan Rather.
To be fair, he’s been trying to make Ghostbusters 3 for the better part of this decade, but his idea was rebuffed and instead the 2016’s female version of Ghostbusters was made.
Director Paul Fig directed the all-female version of Ghostbusters, buuuuuut it didn’t had the effect that he and Sony hoped for. That’s putting it mildly.
Look, I’m going to start with the obvious. There’s a bit of a bad blood between Bill and Dan, and it’s not exactly recent piece of news. I remember the shredded Ghostbusters 3 script that Bill Murray sent back to Dan Aykroyd and Harold Rammis back in 2011, so I highly doubt that things have changed for the better between the two.
Secondly, there’s the much hatred for 2016 all-female version of Ghostbusters. Way too much. Youtube videos filled with hatred much. And yes. Aykroyd and Murray were reluctant to take cameo roles in this version of Ghostbusters, bud did it anyway (as did Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver from the original cast) and everyone got alive from that… For a moment. There was much debate about the cameos of the original cast and the circumstances that they accepted to appear in the 2016 movie, but they all showed up, and… well you remember what happened next.
But putting all that to the side, is a Ghostbusters 3 what us (the fans and the general audience) want? The 2016 movie left a long trailer of negative press that somehow doesn’t go away, and I’m afraid id tinted this franchise for good. Oh don’t get me wrong.
The 1989 Ghost busters 2 didn’t do all that better. Still to this day is a punchline on TV shows like Big Bang Theory, and although it was commercially successful, it was a mix bag critically to say the least.
In fact barely anyone remembers that there was a sequel to the highly successful 1984 Ghostbusters movie. In fact Bill Murray was very vocal about the disappointment that he felt after seeing the sequel.
He commented: “Those special-effects guys took over. It was too much of the slime and not enough of us.”
So, what I’m saying… Ghostbusters 3 look good on paper, but not in reality. Harold Ramis is no longer with us, and Bill and Dan are no longer at the top notch anymore. Why bother?