Bill Murray’s Pete Venkman To Die In ‘Ghostbusters III?’

by | February 8, 2010 at 4:23 PM | The Movies

Bill Murray might just be screwing around like Bill Murray does, but if he’s not, it makes the much-talked-about Ghostbusters III plans a bit more interesting. It sounds like Dr. Peter Venkman might spend most of the film as a ghost himself.

“I said to them, ‘I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel,’” he said in reference to how he came to be involved. “So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film.” That’s a bit of a bombshell, isn’t it? Or a fun joke at the expense of his fans.

He also offered his take on the franchise’s ups and downs. “”The first 45 minutes of the original Ghostbusters is some of the funniest stuff ever made,” he said. “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.”