Earlier this week, we lost a true comedy talent with the death of Harold Ramis. While I reflected on Ramis and his impressive body of work for the memorial movie marathon I am planning, I admit I thought to myself that one silver lining in his death was it would probably finally put to bed the long struggling, not-highly anticipated Ghostbusters 3. Apparently, I was wrong– the movie is still going forward.
It seems Ghostbusters 3 was only going to feature a small cameo for Ramis’ Egon, and the plan now is to simply work around that cameo somehow. I’d assume no Ramis in the movie– and the lack of the full original team reuniting– will finally give Bill Murray the chance to cut ties with the project entirely. He’s been vocally against the idea of a Peter Venkman comeback for a long time now, and this seems like a perfect way for him to bow out without seeming like a jerk.
As for the movie itself, the loss of one of the original’s cornerstones seems like a good reason to pull the plug on this entire movie to me. But then again, I don’t want to see this movie made in the first place– it has always seemed like a bad idea. But now we will have a Spengler-less (and likely Venkman-less) Ghostbusters 3, and considering how much buzz Ramis and the ‘Busters have been getting lately, we might see this movie rushed into production to capitalize on that resurgence in popularity.
I can hardly contain my excitement.
Source: Badass Digest