March 1st, 2012
03:47 PM ET
It's been almost a year since Dan Aykroyd said there would be a "Ghostbusters 3" with or without Bill Murray, and as of now it sounds like Aykroyd can definitely count on doing it "without."
"I'm the cheerleader, but I'm only one voice in the matter," Aykroyd tells the U.K.'s Telegraph. "It's a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie, however there is still interest from the studio."
And yet, "at this point, it's in suspended animation," the actor says. "The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn't want to be involved."
It sounds like Aykroyd gets why, as he continues: "He's got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He's into this life and living it. I know we'd have a lot of fun, but I can't be mad at him. He's a friend first, a colleague second."
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