It has been reported that Bill Murray has finally agreed to return to the role of Dr. Peter Venkman for Ghostbusters 3. The Ghostbusters 3 movie has been on again/off again for quite some time now and only last month it appeared that Bill Murray was definitely out. However, it has been confirmed by co-star Harold Ramis that Bill has had a change of heart.
Ramis told SuperOfficialNews.com, “It was kind of crazy. Just out of nowhere, I get a phone call from Bill at almost three in the morning... and he simply said, 'Yeah, Ok, I'm in!' That's Bill Murray for you. Surprising and straight to the point. Bill also said a major factor in his decision to do the movie had been all the support he received from fans.”
Co-Writer Paul Horner added, “Word through the grapevine was that Murray enjoyed reading our script that was passed along to him a few months ago. As for if he was going to be a part of it, well that was the million-dollar question. The writers, the cast, the fans... Everyone is truly excited for this to have finally all come together.”
Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis are expected to rejoin the original cast, while it has been rumoured that Ashton Kutcher, Seth Rogen and Vincent Kartheiser could be set to join as newcomers and possibly even be the new Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters 3 is set to begin shooting next year.