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Rick Moranis is willing to return for Ghostbusters 3

06.27.2013

Rick Moranis retired from acting back in 1997 after the untimely loss of his wife to cancer. Moranis has since been a single parent and enjoyed doing voicework for some animated films but mainly staying out of the limelight. In a very rare interview with Empire, Moranis was asked about the still in development GHOSTBUSTERS 3. The man who played the bumbling accountant/lawyer friend to the Ghostbusters, Louis Tully, gave a very surprising answer to whether he would come back for the second sequel.

"I haven't talked to Danny (Aykroyd) about it," he says. "Somebody he's associated with called me and I said, 'I wouldn't not do it, but it's got to be good.' You know, I'm not interested in doing anything I've already done, and I thought the second one was a disappointment."

"But I guess I'm interested in where that guy is now. I sort of see him as being Bernie Madoff's cellmate in jail. Both of them being so orderly that they race to get up and make their beds."

If Bill Murray truly won't be in GHOSTBUSTERS 3, it is vital to bring back as many of the original cast as possible to make it feel like a true sequel instead of a makeshift way to reboot the franchise.  That means I want Annie Potts, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, and even William Atherton!  Bring them all back and forget about Murray.  Well, okay, don't forget about Murray, but you know what I mean.  If Dan Akyroyd is intent on GHOSTBUSTERS 3 happening, I want it to be the best damn GHOSTBUSTERS movie possible.

Just last month, Akyroyd told Larry King that the newest script for GHOSTBUSTERS 3 was chugging along, but that is the same thing we have been hearing for years.  Hopefully this time it is true and I can pull my old toy proton pack out of mothballs and enjoy some great horror-comedy action!

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Extra Tidbit: I say get Simon Pegg and Nick Frost involved somehow. That would be awesome.
Source: Empire

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1:13AM on 06/28/2013

Great news!

Best news about Ghostbusters 3 ever!!!!
I just want Rick Moranis to return to movies.
Never realized he retired in 1997 cause his wife died. Come back Rick, we've all missed you!
Best news about Ghostbusters 3 ever!!!!
I just want Rick Moranis to return to movies.
Never realized he retired in 1997 cause his wife died. Come back Rick, we've all missed you!
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11:48PM on 06/27/2013
It takes a lot of guts to retire from Showbiz to raise your children. I miss Moranis being in movies too but he made the right choice. Kids first is one heck of a noble move compared to all these flop parent celebs out there.
As for GB3, as much as I would love the original cast, it isn't likely. I would love a new generation of GB fans to have what we had, but lets face it, probably won't work.
It takes a lot of guts to retire from Showbiz to raise your children. I miss Moranis being in movies too but he made the right choice. Kids first is one heck of a noble move compared to all these flop parent celebs out there.
As for GB3, as much as I would love the original cast, it isn't likely. I would love a new generation of GB fans to have what we had, but lets face it, probably won't work.
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8:19PM on 06/27/2013
Won't be a TRUE Ghostbusters film without Bill Murray. So don't even bother. It won't even be close.
Won't be a TRUE Ghostbusters film without Bill Murray. So don't even bother. It won't even be close.
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7:34PM on 06/27/2013
Extra tidbit: YES!
Also, Murray should really be in this movie. If he died later even if this movie end up sucking it would be a hell of a lot better movie to be remembered by than... Garfield 2. I'M SORRY BUT GARFIELD 2 WAS JUST... WRONG!!!!
Extra tidbit: YES!
Also, Murray should really be in this movie. If he died later even if this movie end up sucking it would be a hell of a lot better movie to be remembered by than... Garfield 2. I'M SORRY BUT GARFIELD 2 WAS JUST... WRONG!!!!
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7:21PM on 06/27/2013
well this is awesome news!! They should try to get the entire cast back from the first two! So whatever happened to that movie that was supposed to be like Ghostbusters, that you guys did an article on a while back? It was supposed to be a more serious film not a comedy like Ghostbusters.
well this is awesome news!! They should try to get the entire cast back from the first two! So whatever happened to that movie that was supposed to be like Ghostbusters, that you guys did an article on a while back? It was supposed to be a more serious film not a comedy like Ghostbusters.
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7:20PM on 06/27/2013
well this is awesome news!! They should try to get the entire cast back from the first two! So whatever happened to that movie that was supposed to be like Ghostbusters, that you guys did an article on a while back? It was supposed to be a more serious film not a comedy like Ghostbusters.
well this is awesome news!! They should try to get the entire cast back from the first two! So whatever happened to that movie that was supposed to be like Ghostbusters, that you guys did an article on a while back? It was supposed to be a more serious film not a comedy like Ghostbusters.
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6:45PM on 06/27/2013
I think they need to do more a Ghostbusters: Next Generation instead of a sequel. Like Star Trek. Respect the originals and what they did to establish this series, but don't restrict it. Ghostbusters is a great concept and can continue on past the original cast. Sure I'd like them all involved in the next movie in some aspect, but I'd hate for ghostbusters to just disappear when there's a lot of potential to continue on with the idea.
I think they need to do more a Ghostbusters: Next Generation instead of a sequel. Like Star Trek. Respect the originals and what they did to establish this series, but don't restrict it. Ghostbusters is a great concept and can continue on past the original cast. Sure I'd like them all involved in the next movie in some aspect, but I'd hate for ghostbusters to just disappear when there's a lot of potential to continue on with the idea.
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4:42PM on 06/27/2013

Offcourse he is...

No moranis no ghostbusters obviously
No moranis no ghostbusters obviously
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3:57PM on 06/27/2013

Hmmmm

What does Rick Moranis even look like anymore? Has he aged well? That dude is like the JD Salinger of Canadian actors. Did he go into seclusion or has he just been shrunken to the size a flea for the last 20 years?
What does Rick Moranis even look like anymore? Has he aged well? That dude is like the JD Salinger of Canadian actors. Did he go into seclusion or has he just been shrunken to the size a flea for the last 20 years?
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4:39PM on 06/27/2013
his wife died of cancer and he quit celebrity to raise his kids. you ass.
his wife died of cancer and he quit celebrity to raise his kids. you ass.
4:39PM on 06/27/2013
the "you ass" was a joke. not meaning to offend.
the "you ass" was a joke. not meaning to offend.
7:21PM on 06/27/2013
he sings country western music now, and has a beard.
he sings country western music now, and has a beard.
3:52PM on 06/27/2013
If Rick Moranis is interested, I say write a strong script that doesn't involve Murray's character and shoot the damn thing! (Yes, I want Hudson, Potts, Atherton to return as well).

The passion for a 3rd film seems to be there from fans and the people involved with previous films. If they can't get Bill Murray interested, respect the man's wishes, and work around the absence of his character.
If Rick Moranis is interested, I say write a strong script that doesn't involve Murray's character and shoot the damn thing! (Yes, I want Hudson, Potts, Atherton to return as well).

The passion for a 3rd film seems to be there from fans and the people involved with previous films. If they can't get Bill Murray interested, respect the man's wishes, and work around the absence of his character.
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3:38PM on 06/27/2013
Boy, the superintendent's gonna be pissed!
Boy, the superintendent's gonna be pissed!
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3:24PM on 06/27/2013

holy shit new news!

Wait... Actual GB3 news not involving Dan Aykroyd? Holy shit!

Gotta agree w/Billionair, if Murray isn't back, just to see Moranis and Hudson (even Ramis) back would be enough for me. I'd include Aykroyd in that as well but imo it looks like he wants this movie to be made solely to be back in the limelight not because it needs to be made (hence the reason why he's pushing it so much).

Anyways, glad to hear Moranis is doin good, his quirky characters always brought a smile to my face.
Wait... Actual GB3 news not involving Dan Aykroyd? Holy shit!

Gotta agree w/Billionair, if Murray isn't back, just to see Moranis and Hudson (even Ramis) back would be enough for me. I'd include Aykroyd in that as well but imo it looks like he wants this movie to be made solely to be back in the limelight not because it needs to be made (hence the reason why he's pushing it so much).

Anyways, glad to hear Moranis is doin good, his quirky characters always brought a smile to my face.
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3:20PM on 06/27/2013

No Bill, No GB3

A Ghostbusters 3 without Murray, or without any of the 4 principle Ghostbusters for that matter, would be about as entertaining as Blues Brothers 2000 was without Belushi.

A Ghostbusters 3 without Murray, or without any of the 4 principle Ghostbusters for that matter, would be about as entertaining as Blues Brothers 2000 was without Belushi.

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3:17PM on 06/27/2013
I was going to make a crack as to his lack of career till I read why. This movie should just die though, Murray would be the only draw for this and without him its going to be a cgi shit-show.
I was going to make a crack as to his lack of career till I read why. This movie should just die though, Murray would be the only draw for this and without him its going to be a cgi shit-show.
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3:15PM on 06/27/2013
I halfway expected this to be a hoax. If Moranis came back, not lying, I would be interested. I have really missed seeing him.
I halfway expected this to be a hoax. If Moranis came back, not lying, I would be interested. I have really missed seeing him.
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3:14PM on 06/27/2013
It's pretty well known about what happened to Moranis, why are people surprised? I want a Ghostbusters 3 just as much as others but I am not getting my hopes up. I still believe without Bill Murray that Akyroyd should let it die already.
It's pretty well known about what happened to Moranis, why are people surprised? I want a Ghostbusters 3 just as much as others but I am not getting my hopes up. I still believe without Bill Murray that Akyroyd should let it die already.
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3:11PM on 06/27/2013
Damn, as I read his name here I wondered what the hell happened to him. Sad story.
He'll be a very welcome addition to the GB3.
Damn, as I read his name here I wondered what the hell happened to him. Sad story.
He'll be a very welcome addition to the GB3.
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3:09PM on 06/27/2013
Too easy. Too easy...
Too easy. Too easy...
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