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Bill Murray confirms his Ghostbusters 3 role

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Alright, I need to write up an adequate paragraph of text right here so I don't give away any SPOILERS from GHOSTBUSTERS 3 in the story preview here. So, how about those Saints? Wasn't that Etrade baby milkaholic commercial hilarious?

Anyway, Bill Murray has confirmed what exactly his role in the new GHOSTBUSTERS film will be, and it’s something we’ve discussed previously, though it’s the first time we’ve heard it from Murray himself.

“I’ll come back in Ghostbusters 3 only if I get to be a ghost,” Murray told The Mail On Sunday in an exclusive interview. “I said to them, 'I'll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.' So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film.”

I, for one, am of the opinion that this film should in no way happen at all, but understanding how reality works, I’ve come to accept that it is coming, and therefore I think that this is actually a clever way to bring Murray back in hopefully some sort of substantive capacity (no pun intended).

Would you rather have him show up as the Ghostbuster-mentor to Jonah Hill and Michael Cera or whoever the new team ends up being? I think his appearance as a ghost opens up a lot more comedic possibilities, I mean, just look at what he did as a zombie in ZOMBIELAND. Well, sort of. 

Extra Tidbit: I swear if they re-record the main theme with Kanye or John Mayer or someone, I'm going to shit.

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7:41AM on 02/10/2010

GB fever has gone down to 98.6

I am a huge GB fan, I mean bigger than Stay Puff huge. For years I wanted a GB3, not a fan film, or a video game, but a movie but let's be honest, its been 20 years....although I will still welcome a new film and will see it because its GB, I already know it will be a big disappointment and will most likely ruin any future the franchise has...if any. Good luck to Murray as Peter Venkghost, at least he was great in Zombieland.
I am a huge GB fan, I mean bigger than Stay Puff huge. For years I wanted a GB3, not a fan film, or a video game, but a movie but let's be honest, its been 20 years....although I will still welcome a new film and will see it because its GB, I already know it will be a big disappointment and will most likely ruin any future the franchise has...if any. Good luck to Murray as Peter Venkghost, at least he was great in Zombieland.
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7:39AM on 02/10/2010

GB fever has gone down to 98.6

I am a huge GB fan, I mean bigger than Stay Puff huge. For years I wanted a GB3, not a fan film, or a video game, but a movie but let's be honest, its been 20 years....although I will still welcome a new film and will see it because its GB, I already know it will be a big disappointment and will most likely ruin any future the franchise has...if any. Good luck to Murray as Peter Venkghost, at least he was great in Zombieland.
I am a huge GB fan, I mean bigger than Stay Puff huge. For years I wanted a GB3, not a fan film, or a video game, but a movie but let's be honest, its been 20 years....although I will still welcome a new film and will see it because its GB, I already know it will be a big disappointment and will most likely ruin any future the franchise has...if any. Good luck to Murray as Peter Venkghost, at least he was great in Zombieland.
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11:05AM on 02/09/2010

Nice working with you, Dr Venkman

Hmm . . . I'm not so sure, he's one of cinemas coolest characters, and to kill him off? Infact i've written a blog to vent my frustration: [link]
Hmm . . . I'm not so sure, he's one of cinemas coolest characters, and to kill him off? Infact i've written a blog to vent my frustration: [link]
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9:56AM on 02/09/2010
IF Murray is a ghost, the only way it would work is if the other ghostbusters found some [link] way to bring him back to life, and that was the whole movie. However that plot kinda sucks.
IF Murray is a ghost, the only way it would work is if the other ghostbusters found some [link] way to bring him back to life, and that was the whole movie. However that plot kinda sucks.
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4:37AM on 02/09/2010

He's yanking our chain.

Bill Murray is saying that to freak out the internets...and it's working! LET'S GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!!!
Bill Murray is saying that to freak out the internets...and it's working! LET'S GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!!!
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1:36AM on 02/09/2010
I cant believe all the positive remarks so far. Are you guys insane?! Do you actually like Ghostbusters? Do you understand what makes it so funny? If you did, you would never give a thumbs up to this ridiculous idea! We've waiting 21 years for a new Ghostbusters film, and so far it sounds terrible on all levels with the new recruits and now Venkman being a ghost. Is he supposed to be the new Slimer? Is he going to haunt the firehouse? Did April Fool's Day come early this year?! Best option or
I cant believe all the positive remarks so far. Are you guys insane?! Do you actually like Ghostbusters? Do you understand what makes it so funny? If you did, you would never give a thumbs up to this ridiculous idea! We've waiting 21 years for a new Ghostbusters film, and so far it sounds terrible on all levels with the new recruits and now Venkman being a ghost. Is he supposed to be the new Slimer? Is he going to haunt the firehouse? Did April Fool's Day come early this year?! Best option or success is to have the original team back, doing their thing, as down to Earth as possible. That's what made the first one so good, was the dirty, grubby, Manhattan flavor it had, with a talented cast who also happened to live in New York. Sony doesn't get this, The Office/Year One writers don't get this, and with every new thing I hear it just sounds worse and worse. Don't make the movie if your going to turn it into a cartoon show!
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7:41AM on 02/10/2010
It was already turned into a cartoon show lol, but yes I agree, and has anyone seen behind the scenes shit with Harold Ramis these days??? Egon gained about 200 pounds
It was already turned into a cartoon show lol, but yes I agree, and has anyone seen behind the scenes shit with Harold Ramis these days??? Egon gained about 200 pounds
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11:50PM on 02/08/2010

lol

i laughed when i read this. I think thats totally awesome. hopefully this movie will be good :)
i laughed when i read this. I think thats totally awesome. hopefully this movie will be good :)
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10:57PM on 02/08/2010

Orlando Jones might be a good Ghostbuster, he was funny in Evolution

I think this could be good, but only if he's in the entire film and not just a cameo in the beginning. It could have a Frightiners feel to it. Murray could die so he could pass over to the ghost world. That would be pretty awesome!!
I think this could be good, but only if he's in the entire film and not just a cameo in the beginning. It could have a Frightiners feel to it. Murray could die so he could pass over to the ghost world. That would be pretty awesome!!
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7:47PM on 02/09/2010
Orlando Jones would be awesome. I was excited to see him on House. I just wonder where his career went because I haven't seen him in anything for the longest time.
Orlando Jones would be awesome. I was excited to see him on House. I just wonder where his career went because I haven't seen him in anything for the longest time.
10:54PM on 02/08/2010

SCREAM 4

SCREAM 4
SCREAM 4
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10:29PM on 02/08/2010

Here's who should play a ghostbuster

I can't believe I haven't seen a single person on the Internet suggest Jon Hamm! Seriously, the guy is hilarious and wry in interviews and when he hosted SNL, and he's got that Venkman-like sarcastic tone down better than anyone else I've heard as a suggestion.
And I love the idea of Murray as a ghost. Maybe his death is like a catalyst for the rest of the plot in someway. They could play this very well.
I can't believe I haven't seen a single person on the Internet suggest Jon Hamm! Seriously, the guy is hilarious and wry in interviews and when he hosted SNL, and he's got that Venkman-like sarcastic tone down better than anyone else I've heard as a suggestion.
And I love the idea of Murray as a ghost. Maybe his death is like a catalyst for the rest of the plot in someway. They could play this very well.
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1:05AM on 02/09/2010
Hamm is def a funny guy trapped in a leading man's body.
Hamm is def a funny guy trapped in a leading man's body.
10:14PM on 02/08/2010
Even before Zombieland I thought Woody would be a good Ghostbuster. I also like Craig Robinson or David Duchovny.
Even before Zombieland I thought Woody would be a good Ghostbuster. I also like Craig Robinson or David Duchovny.
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8:05PM on 02/09/2010
Duchovny would be awesome. Nice call.
Duchovny would be awesome. Nice call.
7:59PM on 02/08/2010
I think this will work.
I think this will work.
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6:36PM on 02/08/2010

sweet!

Hell yeah Mcbride would be awesome as a ghost buster. What do you think of Bradley cooper being one as well?
Hell yeah Mcbride would be awesome as a ghost buster. What do you think of Bradley cooper being one as well?
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7:27PM on 02/08/2010
Cooper could work, because there really hasn't been a "pretty boy" GB. So that in itself would be funny.
Cooper could work, because there really hasn't been a "pretty boy" GB. So that in itself would be funny.
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6:28PM on 02/08/2010

Danny McBride should be a Ghostbuster.

Danny McBride should be a Ghostbuster. I think it'll def work with Murray as a ghost helping the remaining members. LOTS of comedic opportunity.
Danny McBride should be a Ghostbuster. I think it'll def work with Murray as a ghost helping the remaining members. LOTS of comedic opportunity.
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5:52PM on 02/08/2010

I guess if you are a Special Effect...

... then you don't have to physically be in the same room as the other actors to do your job. Which probably the for the best if you hate your fellow actors.
... then you don't have to physically be in the same room as the other actors to do your job. Which probably the for the best if you hate your fellow actors.
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4:11PM on 02/08/2010

Whoever suggested Sam Rockwell should be a Ghostbuster...


... deserves a round of applause.

Excellent suggestion!

... deserves a round of applause.

Excellent suggestion!
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5:22PM on 02/08/2010
Didn't even think about it. But that would be incredible.
Didn't even think about it. But that would be incredible.
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2:56PM on 02/08/2010

The vibe just doesnt feel right

This may be old news, but it appears he just confirmed this recently. And clearly he does not seem willing to do anything else than a ghost cameo. That sucks, plain and simple. The original film is one of my most beloved classics, and everything just feels wrong about this sequel. Especially Murray's overal negative attitude... something he's been cultivating and spreading for years. Too bad.
This may be old news, but it appears he just confirmed this recently. And clearly he does not seem willing to do anything else than a ghost cameo. That sucks, plain and simple. The original film is one of my most beloved classics, and everything just feels wrong about this sequel. Especially Murray's overal negative attitude... something he's been cultivating and spreading for years. Too bad.
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2:49PM on 02/08/2010

Hmmmm

Not excited about this news, am certain there'll be some sort of retraction at some point in the future. A few weeks ago, everyone was talking about Gremlins 3 in 3D, quoting Chris Columbus, but today it gets revealed he knows nothing about it. And just to reiterate nearly every comment ever on this sequel: No Rudd, Ferrell, Rogen, Hader, Hill etc etc.. Please get people that are about the same age as the original guys were in 84. Sam Rockwell would be amazing!
Not excited about this news, am certain there'll be some sort of retraction at some point in the future. A few weeks ago, everyone was talking about Gremlins 3 in 3D, quoting Chris Columbus, but today it gets revealed he knows nothing about it. And just to reiterate nearly every comment ever on this sequel: No Rudd, Ferrell, Rogen, Hader, Hill etc etc.. Please get people that are about the same age as the original guys were in 84. Sam Rockwell would be amazing!
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1:21PM on 02/08/2010

COME ON!

Why has no one pointed out that this is OLD news? Like 4 years old news? Back before Ackroyd said they were going to do a computer animated film, they were talking about a 3rd movie and back then Murray said the only way he would come back is if he was a ghost. Actually the quote in this article is the exact same quote from the interview years ago. PLEASE some one point this out in some official capacity! I actually read it 4 years (or more) ago on this very site.
Why has no one pointed out that this is OLD news? Like 4 years old news? Back before Ackroyd said they were going to do a computer animated film, they were talking about a 3rd movie and back then Murray said the only way he would come back is if he was a ghost. Actually the quote in this article is the exact same quote from the interview years ago. PLEASE some one point this out in some official capacity! I actually read it 4 years (or more) ago on this very site.
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2:00PM on 02/08/2010
Hey, man - why post a new article when you can just recycle any old trash? Tassi the master at work...
Hey, man - why post a new article when you can just recycle any old trash? Tassi the master at work...
3:37PM on 02/08/2010
maybe the news here is the "confirmation" of the previous news.
maybe the news here is the "confirmation" of the previous news.
9:16PM on 02/08/2010
I love you fortworth.
I love you fortworth.
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1:20PM on 02/08/2010
Just as long as this movie isn't full of the same old comedy that modern movies have. Drunken pervert bachelors cussing while getting punched in the groin. I swear that's all The Hangover was. I wanted to take a drill to my temple while watching that shitfest.
Just as long as this movie isn't full of the same old comedy that modern movies have. Drunken pervert bachelors cussing while getting punched in the groin. I swear that's all The Hangover was. I wanted to take a drill to my temple while watching that shitfest.
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12:51PM on 02/08/2010
That's pretty awesome if it's true. I really hope Michael Cera isn't apart of this though. Just do Arrested Development and avoid any other projects until it is shot and released. I could see Jonah Hill though, especially after he looks like he's improving with Cyrus. Other than that, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Paul Rudd would of course, always be welcome.
That's pretty awesome if it's true. I really hope Michael Cera isn't apart of this though. Just do Arrested Development and avoid any other projects until it is shot and released. I could see Jonah Hill though, especially after he looks like he's improving with Cyrus. Other than that, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Paul Rudd would of course, always be welcome.
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12:31PM on 02/08/2010
I'm liking this...many comedic possibilities
I'm liking this...many comedic possibilities
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11:50AM on 02/08/2010
The Mail on Sunday isn't exactly the most praised source of Journalism, so I'd wait until a better source confirms this until it's thrown around as fact.

But I don't know if I like this, I'm still a bit disgusted that they are making the film in the first place so it's like commenting on the chunks in the vomit. Ghostbusters is my favourite film ever and I don't think we need another film. I say another game as that game was amazing.
The Mail on Sunday isn't exactly the most praised source of Journalism, so I'd wait until a better source confirms this until it's thrown around as fact.

But I don't know if I like this, I'm still a bit disgusted that they are making the film in the first place so it's like commenting on the chunks in the vomit. Ghostbusters is my favourite film ever and I don't think we need another film. I say another game as that game was amazing.
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11:48AM on 02/08/2010
Cera is in this? Could we get someone a little less... The guy has worn out the type guy he plays
Cera is in this? Could we get someone a little less... The guy has worn out the type guy he plays
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11:40AM on 02/08/2010
Ghost? that sounds awesome! I cant wait to see this.
Ghost? that sounds awesome! I cant wait to see this.
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11:28AM on 02/08/2010
Oh, Tassi understands how reality works.. Bless him...
Oh, Tassi understands how reality works.. Bless him...
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11:24AM on 02/08/2010

Firstly

Firstly, never believe a world the Heil on Sunday or the Daily Heil say. It could be lies.
But secondly, there is too much potential good material between Venkman and Slimer to not have this happen! I'm all for it.
Firstly, never believe a world the Heil on Sunday or the Daily Heil say. It could be lies.
But secondly, there is too much potential good material between Venkman and Slimer to not have this happen! I'm all for it.
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