It’s been a sneaking suspition for me, and fans alike but it’s clear now that Bill Murray is the only one in the way of a Ghostbusters sequel. Ghostbusters cast member Earnie Hudson, who plays Winston Zeddemore in the films, let slip in a interview with a interview with Movie Mike’s, that fellow cast member Bill Murray was holding off on the go ahead for a sequel because it wasn’t up to his standard of work — if it sounds a bit self-important, its because it is.
Saying in the interview that “Bill’s a great guy, he’s kind of quirky but I love him. He’s a guy who is very much into what he’s feeling. I know he really cares about his work, which is probably why there hasn’t been another Ghostbusters as of yet. Dan and Harold are working on the script. If it happens we will see but Bill has been the hold up. His definition of good is a little bit different than everybody elses. So we will see, I would love to see it happen. I know the fans have been asking for it…so hopefully.”
It’s interesting to say the least, that an actor who has been relatively low-key in cinema for the last couple of years choses to be picky over his roles — especially such a crucial film as Ghostbusters 3, which is only just now being put together after something like 21 years. I just find it funny that only now, once the film is looking like it might actually get made that Murray starts to lose faith in the project, I mean come on you selfish sod get it together and get this puppy done!! Trust your buddies Dan and Harold for once!!!
Not all is bad news, recent casting rumors suggest that a replacement may be in order –meaning that Murray may not be needed and his obviously higher standards of careers choices may not needn’t be tarnished — as he so suggests. But I’m sure fans, including me would rather a GB3 with Murray included, it just makes for better film!
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