It might now be the news that fans wanted, but at least we have finally have a definite answer on the subject. Dan Aykroyd recently sat down with Metro in the UK and talked about everything from spirituality to ghosts and the Ghostbusters franchise. During the interview, he gave an update on the film and confirmed that Bill Murray will not be involved.
Is Ghostbusters 3 finally happening?
DAN AYKROYD: Yes, we’ve got a brilliant new writer on it and we’ll be passing the torch on to a new generation. We’re working on it to make it just right to satisfy our fans. I’m confident we’ll be in production in the next year.
It’s been a long process, hasn’t it?
AYKROYD: Yes, but now we’ve got the studio on side. We’ve tried a few concepts which weren’t right but now we’ve got a good structure and will make it happen.
Is Bill Murray doing it?
AYKROYD: No, I can tell you he won’t be involved.
How do you feel about that?
AYKROYD: It’s sad but we’re passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make the third one.