This one’s been rumored awhile, and Bill Murray finally confirmed it. MailOnSunday got a great interview with Murray, who stated his conditions for returning to the franchise and gave a frank opinion on the second movie:
I’ll come back in Ghostbusters 3 only if I get to be a ghost. I said to them, “I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.” So, now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film. The first 45 minutes of the original “Ghostbusters” is some of the funniest stuff ever made. The second one was disappointing, because the special-effects guys took over. I had something like two scenes– and they’re the only funny ones in the movie.
Ghostbusters 2, you just got served. Anyway, the only thing cooler than a Bill Murray ghost would be a Bill Murray ghost who crashes parties. I would let that guy borrow my car to buy a kilo. I’d even let him park it outside the Staples Center during Lakers finals.