It was incredibly upsetting to read that Sony was still planning to move forward on Ghostbusters 3.
Over the last few years, it became apparent that the plan for the franchise would be to turn it over to a new generation. I have no issue with that. What I have an issue with is continuing to press on without the strong presence of Harold Ramis.
I realize that, due to his health issues over the years, he would have had a cameo to minor supporting role at best. However, with his passing, I do not think it’s in his best interest to move forward with the project. They could have done so without Bill Murray but not without Ramis.
It’s why I’m so upset by an insensitive executive at Sony, quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
“He was always great to bounce something off of, and that will certainly be missed,” the source says of Ramis. “But it won’t affect the script.”
Without Ramis and his character, Dr. Egon Spengler, the third film cannot and should not be allowed to move forward. Meanwhile, director Ivan Reitman had been back on board for sometime and is scheduled to discuss plans with Sony on moving forward.