GHOSTBUSTERS 3: Dan Aykroyd Hints Bill Murray Could Be Replaced
Dan Aykroyd today had an interview with Empire Magazine, and he addressed Ghostbusters 3 rumors, and surprisingly hinted that they didn't need Murray to have Peter Venkman return.
Even more intriguingly, Aykroyd hinted that Bill Murray may not return as Peter Venkman, and that the character could be played by a different actor, a la Jack Ryan. - Empire
Dan Aykroyd participated in a webcast today with Empire Magazine. The comedian was of course asked about the often-rumored Ghostbusters 3.
Dan was asked about the National Enquirer story, in which they published a entertaining tale of Bill Murray shredding the script for the third film out of disgust. A tale that their unnamed source says got back to Aykroyd and he was so furious that he would make the third one even without Bill.
"Bill Murray is not capable of such behaviour. This is simply something that would not be in his nature. We have a deep, private personal relationship that transcends business. We communicate frequently and his position on the involvement in Ghostbusters 3 has been made clear and I respect that. But Bill has too much positive estimation of my writing skills to shred the work."
Besides addressing Murray, Aykroyd was asked about the reclusive Rick Moranis, who had a major part in the original, but was left to babysitting duties in the second.
"If we can get the script to Ghostbusters 3 right, then it would definitely have Moranis as a major component. None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant."
If Bill Murray is replaced by another actor for Peter Venkman, who would you like to see take on the role?
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