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Dan Aykroyd hopes that Bill Murray will join Ghostbusters 3

08.25.2011

I don't know if it's a deal breaker for you, but according to Dan Aykroyd the fate of GHOSTBUSTERS 3 may not hinge on Bill Murray.

Aykroyd doesn't come right out and say it but merely throws in a "hopefully". Here's what he said on the Dennis Miller Show:

"Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray. That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that ‘Ghostbusters’ is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much bigger than an individual role and the promise of ‘Ghostbusters 3′ is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."

He also threw in some possible character points. Not sure if he's playing around here. Anything could happen. From the sound of it the title could be, "Ghostbusters: Old as Shit".

"My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can't drive the cadillac. He's got a bad knee and can't carry the packs... Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that's the promise. We're gonna hand it to a new generation."

Whether the old Ghostbusters are now part or the geriatric crew or not, there will definitely be newbies. Aykroyd named someone he thought would be a good fit:

"I like this guy Matthew Gray Gubler from the 'Criminal Minds' show'. But there's going to be a casting. We're going to see everyone that wants to do it. We're going to need... three guys and a young woman."

Extra Tidbit: If you want to listen Aykroyd talk about GB3, head over here.

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12:00AM on 08/28/2011

Let me tell you somethin...

This Bustin' news makes me feel good!

Seriously, people will whine and complain about it as if they read the script but the bottom line is that it's cool to hate on the internet.

This Bustin' news makes me feel good!

Seriously, people will whine and complain about it as if they read the script but the bottom line is that it's cool to hate on the internet.

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4:32PM on 08/26/2011
kill this film it sounds like a disaster. Their just making it because it will make shit tons of money. When he says weve got an excellent script what hes really saing is weve got a decent script but story doesnt matter in hollywood and fuck it ill make 40 mill easily off this so why not. WHats next Blues Brothers: Retirement!!?? UGHHH!!!!
kill this film it sounds like a disaster. Their just making it because it will make shit tons of money. When he says weve got an excellent script what hes really saing is weve got a decent script but story doesnt matter in hollywood and fuck it ill make 40 mill easily off this so why not. WHats next Blues Brothers: Retirement!!?? UGHHH!!!!
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9:18AM on 08/26/2011
-For the heck of it- I wouldn't mind seeing these 5 cast for the next film (if if if rt?) - Jesse Eisenberg Jay Pharoah Seth Green Seth Rogen & Zooey Deschanel
-For the heck of it- I wouldn't mind seeing these 5 cast for the next film (if if if rt?) - Jesse Eisenberg Jay Pharoah Seth Green Seth Rogen & Zooey Deschanel
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8:03AM on 08/26/2011
and your new Ghostbusters are...

James McAvoy
Paul Rudd
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Donald Glover
Ernie Hudson staying on as the teacher

This would be my dream cast.
and your new Ghostbusters are...

James McAvoy
Paul Rudd
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Donald Glover
Ernie Hudson staying on as the teacher

This would be my dream cast.
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4:59AM on 08/26/2011
Why don't they just cast Shia La Beouf!? Leave Ghostbusters alone. GB2 was what a GB3 could have been.

"...We're gonna hand it to a new generation." like Bluesbrothers 2000?
Why don't they just cast Shia La Beouf!? Leave Ghostbusters alone. GB2 was what a GB3 could have been.

"...We're gonna hand it to a new generation." like Bluesbrothers 2000?
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4:57AM on 08/26/2011
As badly as I want this to happen I just don't think I'd want it without Murray.

To me this would be like a Beatles reunion in the mid 70s without John Lennon. Just my opinion though.
As badly as I want this to happen I just don't think I'd want it without Murray.

To me this would be like a Beatles reunion in the mid 70s without John Lennon. Just my opinion though.
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4:12AM on 08/26/2011

I'll watch it

and i'm pretty sure in the end y'all whining Fanboys will too.
It worked with the new "Planet of the apes" and "Star Trek". I'm definitely ready for some ghostbustin'
and i'm pretty sure in the end y'all whining Fanboys will too.
It worked with the new "Planet of the apes" and "Star Trek". I'm definitely ready for some ghostbustin'
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5:07AM on 08/26/2011
I'll also watch Women shitting in each other's mouths. So yeah just saying "you'll watch this" does not mean much.
I'll also watch Women shitting in each other's mouths. So yeah just saying "you'll watch this" does not mean much.
2:52AM on 08/26/2011
seems like he forgot to mention Winston in there too. I really have no desire to see a film where the guys are not the lead characters, and I agree that with no Bill Murray no movie!
seems like he forgot to mention Winston in there too. I really have no desire to see a film where the guys are not the lead characters, and I agree that with no Bill Murray no movie!
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2:43AM on 08/26/2011

Honestly....

If all we got was the first two legendary films and the phenomenal next-gen game that came out where everyone came back to voice/write (I have not played the "Santcum of Slime game, yet) then I'm content. I love the idea of GBIII but as hardcore of a GB fan I am... I don't think I can approve of the gang being really old, falling apart schtick. As of now I will concentrate on passing the previously mentioned 3 to the next generation... even tho I'm only 21 lol but my point is that may be the
If all we got was the first two legendary films and the phenomenal next-gen game that came out where everyone came back to voice/write (I have not played the "Santcum of Slime game, yet) then I'm content. I love the idea of GBIII but as hardcore of a GB fan I am... I don't think I can approve of the gang being really old, falling apart schtick. As of now I will concentrate on passing the previously mentioned 3 to the next generation... even tho I'm only 21 lol but my point is that may be the best way to hand GB to the next gen...
P.S. The Ghostbuster game I mentioned is now like 20 bucks at certain Walmarts, go buy it! It's so hard to find because NO ONE wanted to sell/trade it!
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1:10AM on 08/26/2011
I'm fine with all Dan said + 1 suggestion-BRING ON BOARD SETH GREEN! (for some role)
I'm fine with all Dan said + 1 suggestion-BRING ON BOARD SETH GREEN! (for some role)
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1:08AM on 08/26/2011
No Bill No Go.

They can NOT do this without Bill. Maybe they shouldn't do it at all but with Bill I'd give it a look see.
No Bill No Go.

They can NOT do this without Bill. Maybe they shouldn't do it at all but with Bill I'd give it a look see.
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12:27AM on 08/26/2011
Only the originals or nothing. Sorry, Dan.
Only the originals or nothing. Sorry, Dan.
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10:52PM on 08/25/2011
Bill Murray is a jerk.
Bill Murray is a jerk.
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10:20PM on 08/25/2011
I think GB3 could easily work. I think anything could work, provided we have talent on the project. I agree that without Murray, it would be tough to do, but I’d give it a chance. That being said, my idea would be:
The ghostbusters have incorporated the business and Peter owns it all and only shows up once in a while to take the profits and have pointless meetings (like real ceos) and him and Sigourney just go around the world doing exciting stuff. Ray runs the business but his heart gets in
I think GB3 could easily work. I think anything could work, provided we have talent on the project. I agree that without Murray, it would be tough to do, but I’d give it a chance. That being said, my idea would be:
The ghostbusters have incorporated the business and Peter owns it all and only shows up once in a while to take the profits and have pointless meetings (like real ceos) and him and Sigourney just go around the world doing exciting stuff. Ray runs the business but his heart gets in the way of profits, ie letting people pay with food or gifts instead of cash. Egon creates all the equipment, which has gotten pretty advanced. Winston is the supervisor and trains the newbies – consisting of Oscar – Sigourneys son who they forced to take the job to learn responsibility, and some other 2 guys they can find. Maybe Egons spoiled nephew or something – who thinks that he is smarter than Egon. Ray is trying to keep the business going, but ghosts aren’t a big problem as the used to be. Then of course some villain comes in and the newbies cant handle him cause they think the job is a joke, and Egon, Winston, Ray and Peter have to suit up and TCB – take care o business.
Done.
Where can I pick up my check?
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10:23PM on 08/25/2011
It's not bad, it's just that maybe too much time has passed. I will admit that I did like the idea of them going to Hell and back.
It's not bad, it's just that maybe too much time has passed. I will admit that I did like the idea of them going to Hell and back.
10:28PM on 08/25/2011
You may have a point there. But heck, give it a go. I thought rocky 6 wouldnt work and i actually think it may be the second best one, and on some days, the best one.
You may have a point there. But heck, give it a go. I thought rocky 6 wouldnt work and i actually think it may be the second best one, and on some days, the best one.
10:36PM on 08/25/2011
Egon's Nephew? You mean Ed Spengler, from the hit fan film "Return of the Ghostbusters"? Shit yeah, now we're talking.
Egon's Nephew? You mean Ed Spengler, from the hit fan film "Return of the Ghostbusters"? Shit yeah, now we're talking.
2:54AM on 08/26/2011
like the idea!
like the idea!
10:14PM on 08/25/2011
As much as I love the first two 'Ghostbusters', I hope this movie never gets made. Or if they do make it, I want to see the ORIGINAL team do one more job with each other. None of this "passing down the torch" stuff. It started with the original and co. and should end with the original and co.

Like everyone else on here, I agree that they should just let this one slip away.
As much as I love the first two 'Ghostbusters', I hope this movie never gets made. Or if they do make it, I want to see the ORIGINAL team do one more job with each other. None of this "passing down the torch" stuff. It started with the original and co. and should end with the original and co.

Like everyone else on here, I agree that they should just let this one slip away.
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9:59PM on 08/25/2011

bring it on

i know that many of you will hate because "let's act like we own these characters and they are not allowed to ever be explored or touched." you know what you fanboys who say this should not happen are what killing movies, you complaign about anything and everything new unless its also oddly familiar, you give crap to remakes, reimaginings, sequels and prequels. basically any film that comes out has no chance of surviving you guys because you hate almost everything look at american movie fan, if
i know that many of you will hate because "let's act like we own these characters and they are not allowed to ever be explored or touched." you know what you fanboys who say this should not happen are what killing movies, you complaign about anything and everything new unless its also oddly familiar, you give crap to remakes, reimaginings, sequels and prequels. basically any film that comes out has no chance of surviving you guys because you hate almost everything look at american movie fan, if he had bothered to read the supporting stories around the net from other people involved they are excited, even moranis who will come outta retirement to do this film. cream finger expresses dislike for the sequel to blues brothers which althoguh an arguement in its own right is not a valid reason for not making the film balboa 6 i agree it almost never works handing over the mantle but sometimes it does work, the world is filled with cinism its easy to say lets not and keep trying new ideas but you know what many new ideas are also rehashing of older ideas, originallity in hollywood and in most stories died years ago when the three great stories were written man v man, man v himself, man v the world. over the years its merely telling the same story in a more in an interesting way. stories are predictable. mainly because of the format of story from the start often times you know if its a tragedy or comedy. you know who the battle is really between. its like over the years we forgot how to enjoy art and all became critics. i say try and be positive, find reasons why it could work and be constructive. some actors/ directors read the forums posts etc. and take into account fan consideration, some directors, have a fresh take the audience loves, with old character hell look at the dark knight, it has become the standard that all comic movies are based on (which while i don't love everyone is trying to capture the tone i can understand it)

tangent; comic book movies should in a way capture the idea of the dark knight without burdening themselves with trying to be the dark knight. in the past year the best comic book movie was x men first class, why? because it actually feels like its own thing while being apart of the pre established world it becomes. it does not try to be the dark kngiht but it tries to maintain the level of story telling as every movie should, also it borrows heavily from comics rather than assumin its fans have no clue they said the hell with it lets assume the fans no and we need not explain every one and everything,
now back to the topic at hand. will ghostbusters 3 suck who knows. but i think we do it a diservice by condemning before we even give it a chance. i don't mind if like some you say you have diminished interest thats fine but to say it shouldn't exist is the same as saying a painting should not exist it is an expression of self and thus deserves existence despite your own opinion.
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10:21PM on 08/25/2011
I agree again, lets give it a chance, see what happens, then judge. I mean GB2 isnt all that exciting, but heck, its still fun. I have to disagree, for once, as i really hate the xmen films, but i would say that first class is the best of them.
I agree again, lets give it a chance, see what happens, then judge. I mean GB2 isnt all that exciting, but heck, its still fun. I have to disagree, for once, as i really hate the xmen films, but i would say that first class is the best of them.
10:24PM on 08/25/2011
Wrong. 'X-Men 2: X-Men United' is easily the best one. Then possibly 'First Class'.
Wrong. 'X-Men 2: X-Men United' is easily the best one. Then possibly 'First Class'.
10:30PM on 08/25/2011
haha, ok, X2 was maybe the best - but i hate that stryker keeps getting used. I want sinister and apocalypse - its been 5 MOVIES if you count wolv.
haha, ok, X2 was maybe the best - but i hate that stryker keeps getting used. I want sinister and apocalypse - its been 5 MOVIES if you count wolv.
9:21PM on 08/25/2011

Fuck this Idea

No disrespect intended to Mister Aykroyd, but this sounds like a desperate and ill-advised attempt by him to become relevant once again. Not one single aspect of his idea sounds real or good. No mention of Ernie Hudson? Annie Potts? Rick Moranis (who, by the way, has retired from acting) Or how about the fact that Harold Ramis basically doesn't act anymore either? It sounds like Aykroyd is the only person who actually wants this thing to happen, thanks to his nerdy obsession with the paranormal
No disrespect intended to Mister Aykroyd, but this sounds like a desperate and ill-advised attempt by him to become relevant once again. Not one single aspect of his idea sounds real or good. No mention of Ernie Hudson? Annie Potts? Rick Moranis (who, by the way, has retired from acting) Or how about the fact that Harold Ramis basically doesn't act anymore either? It sounds like Aykroyd is the only person who actually wants this thing to happen, thanks to his nerdy obsession with the paranormal and his desire to once again chain smoke on screen and have it be acceptable. I love Ghosbusters. Ghosbusters 2 I can take or leave, but the original Ghostbusters is an unbelievably perfect triumph of comedy, story telling and iconography. Don't tarnish its legacy with a soulless cash-in that nobody on EARTH wants but you, mister Aykroyd.
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9:00PM on 08/25/2011
You'd think Dan Aykroyd would have learned a lesson about this sort of thing from Blues Brothers 2000, which causes me to gag when I even think about it.
You'd think Dan Aykroyd would have learned a lesson about this sort of thing from Blues Brothers 2000, which causes me to gag when I even think about it.
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8:40PM on 08/25/2011
Ghostbusters is one of my all time favorites and I like Ghostbusters II quite a bit too (obviously not as good as the first), but in all honesty my interest for GB3 has decreased so much that I almost don't want it to happen at all anymore. This "handing over the torch" shit gets old and does not work 9 times out of 10. Really, what is so hard about just getting into the best physical shape they can, doing one more kick ass installment and ending it as a trilogy?
Ghostbusters is one of my all time favorites and I like Ghostbusters II quite a bit too (obviously not as good as the first), but in all honesty my interest for GB3 has decreased so much that I almost don't want it to happen at all anymore. This "handing over the torch" shit gets old and does not work 9 times out of 10. Really, what is so hard about just getting into the best physical shape they can, doing one more kick ass installment and ending it as a trilogy?
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8:33PM on 08/25/2011
I love Ghostbusters. But I already have to pretend that Ghostbusters 2 doesn't exist, I don;t have the energy to ignore another one. Praise Murray; keep saying no.
I love Ghostbusters. But I already have to pretend that Ghostbusters 2 doesn't exist, I don;t have the energy to ignore another one. Praise Murray; keep saying no.
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8:31PM on 08/25/2011
You can do it without Potts.
You can do it without Weaver.
You can do it without Moranis.
But you can't do it without Aykroyd, Ramis, Hudson, Murray or Reitman.
Anyone of those 5 don't show up, and there is no Ghostbusters.
You can do it without Potts.
You can do it without Weaver.
You can do it without Moranis.
But you can't do it without Aykroyd, Ramis, Hudson, Murray or Reitman.
Anyone of those 5 don't show up, and there is no Ghostbusters.
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8:30PM on 08/25/2011

For the first time in my 22 years on Earth

I don't want another Ghostbusters movie. I am desperately in love with both of the movies we got, and frankly if the 4 Ghostbusters aren't the center of the movie...I have no interest in it.
HOWEVER, WHAT WOULD MAKE ME WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE:
If they had the balls to introduce a new team, get set up, and then they get killed in Act 2. Then it's like "Oh shit" and Ray, Pete, Egon, and Winston have to save the day themselves.
I don't want another Ghostbusters movie. I am desperately in love with both of the movies we got, and frankly if the 4 Ghostbusters aren't the center of the movie...I have no interest in it.
HOWEVER, WHAT WOULD MAKE ME WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE:
If they had the balls to introduce a new team, get set up, and then they get killed in Act 2. Then it's like "Oh shit" and Ray, Pete, Egon, and Winston have to save the day themselves.
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8:17PM on 08/25/2011
yeah, i was going to say i must have imagined ernie hudson being in the first two. also, fuck GB3. let it die.
yeah, i was going to say i must have imagined ernie hudson being in the first two. also, fuck GB3. let it die.
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8:12PM on 08/25/2011

Once again...

another discussion of GB3 with no mention of the black guy. buncha crackaz
another discussion of GB3 with no mention of the black guy. buncha crackaz
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9:02PM on 08/25/2011
With respect, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was clearly white.
With respect, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was clearly white.
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