The one remaining obstacle in keeping us from eagerly anticipating any potential Ghostbusters 3 - the question mark over Bill Murray's involvement - seems have been removed by the announcement at a recent press conference that he's over his 'Busterphobia so much that he's even whistling Ray Parker Jr.'s theme song on his way to work these days. But what brought on this newfound enthusiasm? Here's a clue: It's not the unfinished script to the third movie.Ain't It Cool is reporting that Murray was asked about whether or not he'd be interested in appearing in Ghostbusters 3 during a press conference for City of Ember on the last day of Fantastic Fest:
[T]onight he said that he knew "some writers from The Office" were taking a stab at the script right now (which we already knew) and that he thinks that's a good start. He paused for a few seconds then said that he thinks enough time has passed and that "the wounds from Ghostbusters 2 are healed" and that he would definitely be into doing another Ghostbusters movie, stating that the first 40 minutes of the original film is some of the best stuff he's been associated with and the whole shoot was an amazing amount of fun. He also went on to say that his enthusiasm for Ghostbusters was heightened after recording the voice of Peter Venkman for the video game over the summer. In fact, he said he found himself walking down the street singing the Ghostbusters theme song and then thought people walking around him were going to start yelling at him to "get over yourself, Bill," so he stopped... But the enthusiasm was there.
This is very exciting news - Not least of all because the idea of a Ghostbusters without Bill Murray is depressing to the point of pointlessness. But if Murray is willing to sign up one more time, we're ready to get in line for tickets right this minute... as long as Dan Ackroyd's dream of Seth Rogen involvement stays in his nighttime subconscious. Bill Murray commented on Ghostbusters 3 tonight at Fantastic Fest! [Ain't It Cool]