Earlier this week, Bill Murray drummed up quite a bit of excitement for Ghostbusters 3, a movie that he absolutely refuses to join. All it really took was him mentioning his choices for a female led Ghostbusters sequel to set the internet on fire. One of the actresses that he named for a potential sliming was Melissa McCarthy, who seemed like she would be more than happy to take up the proton pack if the chance was presented. However, another one of the actresses Murray mentioned is keeping her cards close to the vest when it comes to any sort of desire to join the film. The usually talkative Kristen Wiig has decided to keep mum about the prospect. Sort of.
During a press junket for her new film, The Skeleton Twins, Wiig was asked how she felt about getting such a ringing endorsement from Murray to join the Ghostbusters family.
“That’s very flattering,” Wiig answered coyly. “I guess they’re making one from what I hear, which is pretty great.”
Skeleton Twins co-star, Bill Hader, was on hand during the interview and decided to provide a bit of reluctant (yeah, right) peer pressure.
“I don’t want to pressure you,” Hader intervened. “But you should do it… And you should have a friend, who’s like a guy, who has to carry around your proton pack.”
Alright, let’s take a quick moment to think about how great THIS Ghostbusters 3 could be: a female cast that includes Wiig, McCarthy, Linda Cardellini, and Emma Stone, with Hader in some supporting role, all under the trusted guidance of director Paul Feig. My god, it would have the potential to be as great as the original, if not better. Wiig and McCarthy are two of the funniest people in Hollywood and both have a wonderful quirkiness about them that has already lent itself to a fantastic collaboration between the two (Bridesmaids). Emma Stone is one of those actresses who has chemistry with almost any actor that shares a scene with her and she isn’t afraid of getting silly. It would be super easy to see Stone as the daughter of Egon and Janine, and that could even be the reason that leads the females to take the torch. Cardellini was possibly the best Velma EVER and seeing her play the straight role against the other three girls, almost as the Winston Zeddmore of the group, would be absolutely wonderful.
In the end, Wiig concedes that she would take the advice of Murray.
“I will do whatever Bill Murray tells me to.”
Wiig’s publicist quickly advised Wiig that her statements would be heard around the world but Wiig doesn’t seem to mind.
The voice of her publicist can be heard from an adjoining room: “That will run everywhere.”
“I know,” replied Wiig. “That’s why I said it.”
No one should get their hopes up at all when it comes to the sequel. After all, fans have been waiting much too long for a sequel at this point to believe anything that is said about the potential flick. If Hollywood is smarter than it appears, however, it will be taking notes and even if we don’t see this wonderful group of females in Ghostbusters 3, hopefully we will see them in some other supernatural comedy because, just like most ideas Bill Murray comes up with, it would be brilliant.