When one thinks of failed casting bids, the idea of having comedy icon Bill Murray in Marvel's Iron Man may seem like an odd (but potentially awesome) fit—but apparently, it very easily could've happened. All Murray had to do was check his voicemail.
It seems like we've been waiting decades for a new Ghostbusters (because we have), and the prospects of a potential ending to the trilogy seemed pretty slim for a while there. But, according to long-time holdout Bill Murray, the project does still have a pulse—he's just waiting for one thing.
Good news: Ghostbusters 3 is finally happening, and should go into production within the next year. The bad news? Infamous holdout Bill Murray will, officially, not be involved. Folks, Dr. Peter Venkman has left the building.
The last thing we heard about Bill Murray's feelings toward a third Ghostbusters flick was a rumor that he hated the new script so much he ran it through a shredder. But don't count Peter Venkman out just yet. Despite all the times we've heard that he's done, Murray still calls strapping on the proton pack one more time "a possibility."
We've been waiting more than two decades for Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to strap on their proton packs one more time, and last we heard the chances for Ghostbusters 3 were good. But not so fast, because now we're hearing that Bill Murray—who always seemed reluctant—hates the new story so much that he shredded his script.
Oh, Ghostbusters 3. Has there been a proposed sequel that has been more of a lightning rod for rumor, speculation and straight-up enmity, especially amongst its creative players? Most recently, it slipped that Bill Murray out-and-out hated Dan Aykroyd's latest draft of the script. Well, the Blues Brother wants to clear that up.