Update: One of our users has pointed out that the quoted source goes by the name of ‘Kaiser Solzie’. Also, the source at hollywood.com cites superofficialnews.com as their source. It’s best to take this news with a grain of salt as it’s looking more and more like an unfortunate act of tomfoolery.
Bill Murray has surprisingly agreed to reprise his iconic role in Ghostbusters 3, director Ivan Reitman has confirmed. Murray will reprise his role as the lovably sarcastic Peter Venkman in the two-decades later sequel to Ghostbusters 2.
According to Hollywood.com, after reading the current draft of the script – which has been co-written by Paul Horner and Etan Cohen – Murray contacted co-star Harold Ramis to confirm his involvement.
Ramis reportedly said:
“Just out of nowhere, I get a phone call from Bill at almost three in the morning on Thursday and he simply said, ‘Yeah, ok, I’m in.’ That’s Bill Murray for you. Surprising and straight to the point.”
Ghostbusters 3 is already in pre-production and was going to go ahead with or without Bill Murray. Murray was supposedly disenchanted with the idea of a third Ghostbusters outing after reading an early draft of the script last year. Up until now, it was looking likely that Reitman would be forced to push on without him.
Ghostbusters 3 will star Bill Murray (Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Raymond Stantz), Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler) and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) in a “passing of the torch” movie to a new generation of Ghostbusters.
Sony Pictures hope to release Ghostbusters 3 at some point in 2014.
This article was first posted on December 4, 2012