Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
In an article in the Sunday Mail, Bill Murray has confirmed that he will be appearing in Ghostbusters 3. He also revealed some spoiler-ish details of what he will be doing in the third installment of the sci-fi comedy franchise. You can read those details, after the jump. You have been warned.
It has been long rumored that Bill Murray’s character Dr. Peter Venkman would appear in Ghostbusters 3 as a ghost. Yes, that’s right — a ghost. Well Murray has confirmed that the only way he’ll appear in the film is if he gets to appear as a dead Ghostbuster. Here is the quote from the Mail:
“I’ll come back in Ghostbusters III only if I get to be a ghost. 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 actually don’t think this is a half bad idea, especially if Murray is only willing to film a scene or three. However, some of Murray’s best material comes out of improv. And I wonder how Ivan Reitman will shoot these special effects heavy scenes, and if the set-up will allow for Murray to stray from the script and interact with some of the live-action actors. You can read the whole interview with Murray on mailonsunday.co.uk.