The legacy of Ghostbusters 3 should rest at hearsay and mumbled whispers of "maybe". Most people here are too young to remember the June 16th, 1989 Friday night debut of Ghostbusters 2. It landed with a loud thud of disappointment. It was a bad movie. So its understandable why those involved in its production wouldn't want to move forward with Ghostbusters 3 anytime soon, especially star Bill Murray.
He is been the hold-up in getting this long-gestating sequel to the screen, and most fans have to side with him at this point. Especially when taking in another viewing of Ghostbusters 2 for old time's sake. Let's face facts: We just don't need this sequel! And at this point, no true fan really cares if it ever gets made.
That doesn't stop the press from haranguing the comedic actor about it every chance they get. Bill Murray was on David Letterman this past week, were the subject came up yet once again. Murray seemed like he was being polite more than anything else while quickly touching on the subject.
This is what he told Letterman.
"That's about all they want to know at Cannes, too...But, um...They just don't have a really good script. It's hard. Even the Second Ghostbusters wasn't as much fun for me as the first one. It's hard to make a sequel. That first one was really funny. It was just so darn funny, it's hard for me..."
"We'll try again."
It's likely that Bill Murray will be asked about Ghostbusters 3 until the day he dies, or until the day he decides to step in front of the camera with a proton pack once again strapped to his back. Which one seems more likely to you? Death or Venkman?