While nursing a leg injury, comedy legend Bill Murray made a hilarious appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, wearing a shiny purple shirt, gigantic snow boots and a furry hat. On him, the outfit made sense somehow.
Naturally, Letterman brought up Ghostbusters 3, which Murray referred to as his “nightmare.” Reaffirming what he’s said in previous interviews, Murray explained that the only way he’ll return as Dr. Peter Venkman in a third Ghostbusters movie is if the character dies in the first reel. “So now they’ve figured out a way to kill me off,” he said. By the way, his leg was in a sling for pretty much the entire interview. Like his outfit, the absurdity of the situation seemed natural.
Series veteran Ivan Reitman has already confirmed that he’s returning for Ghostbusters 3, while Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office) are working on a script. Original cast members Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson have also confirmed their involvement.
Murray admitted that he had a great time doing voiceover work for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, which hit shelves last summer, but he didn’t seem crazy last night about the idea of another Ghostbusters sequel and seemed doubtful whether the long-awaited project would ever get off the ground. “It’s just crazy talk,” he said dismissively.
Watch a portion of the interview below.