Funny, I was under the impression that Peter Venkman would be very much alive in Ghostbusters 3, but Bill Murray recently told the Daily Mail that the only way he’ll return for Ghostbusters 3—which will be directed by franchise veteran Ivan Reitman—is if he gets to appear as a ghost. This seemingly confirms earlier rumors that Venkman would be killed off in the highly anticipated sequel, which will reportedly team the original Ghostbusters with younger rookies.
“I said to them, ‘I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel,’” Murray told the newspaper. “So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film.”
I’m really not sure how to take this news. To quote Dr. Venkman, “I feel so funky.”