Ghostbusters 3 has fallen into that zone where the Arrested Development movie is currently living–that zone where no one gives a shit if it even happens anymore because we’ve been hearing nothing but unfounded rumors for what feels like an eternity with nothing to show for it. Ghostbusters 3 isn’t quite as bad an offender as AD, but it’s getting there, and with Bill Murray refusing to join up, and the fear that it’ll just be a flat out bad movie, there’s not a whole lot of reasons to be excited anymore.
Regardless, every few months something happens or someone says something that sparks interest again and this time it’s John Hodgman, PC from those awful Mac vs. PC commercial. Hodgman recently appeared on Tom Scharpling’s The Best Show and talked extensively about the long awaited GB3, and dropped this bomb of the host during their conversations.
If you were hypothetically offered a role in Ghostbusters 3… would you take the role? Let’s say you’re [playing] sort of the dissolute son of Egon, the Harold Ramis character, and you’re kind of like John Candy in Splash, you’re kind of a mess. But it turns out you’re a natural ghost-whisperer, a natural psychic. But here’s the thing: Bill Murray’s not going to be in this movie, and probably not happy that you are. But you get to be in a major role, in a major movie and one of the greatest franchises of all time. Would you do it?
There’s always the off chance that he is just bullshitting and having fun, but this had the same feeling as listening to a dude ask his doctor for penis enlargement pills for his “friend”. So expect Ghostbusters 3, if it even happens, to have a messed up Ghostbuster’s kid coming in and talking to ghosts. The one thing this never needs to be though is a story about Egon and his son. It needs to be about busting ghosts as the title implies and nothing else.