GHOSTBUSTER fans have obsessed over Bill Murray’s possible involvement in the third film. Surprisingly, few have questioned if Rick Moranis will return as Louis Tully, a fan favorite and key member of the cast.
During a recent interview with EMPIRE, Moranis stated:
“I haven’t talked to Danny about it… Somebody he’s associated with called me and I said, ‘I wouldn’t not do it, but it’s got to be good.’ You know, I’m not interested in doing anything I’ve already done, and I thought the second one was a disappointment.”
“But I guess I’m interested in where that guy is now. I sort of see him as being Bernie Madoff’s cellmate in jail. Both of them being so orderly that they race to get up and make their beds.”
Speaking to HEEB, Moranis went on to provide further details about his conversation with Aykroyd’s associate:
I got a call three or four years ago from an associate of Aykroyd’s. Some sort of producer. And he said, “Listen, I gotta ask you something, because the Internet says you’re retired”—which is one of my favorites, by the way.
I just love when the Internet is wrong. It’s the only thing that will save journalism. So he says, “I gotta ask, would you do it?” I said, “I don’t say no to anything until everything is presented to me.” What is it? Is it happening? Is there a script? What’s the part? Who else is in it? Where is it? How long is it gonna take? You know, I need a little bit more information. “But it’s something you would do?” he asks. Do I have to answer that?
The latest GHOSTBUSTERS 3 casting rumors suggest that both Emma Stone and Jonah Hill have been offered roles in the film. In truth, fans care little about their possible involvement and would rather see the likes of Rick Moranis return to the franchise.
A cynic may argue that Moranis has used both interviews as a way to capitalise on the building interest in the film. Being an optimist, I hope that there’s some sincerity behind Moranis’s statements.