Eddie Murphy Refused Ghostbusters, Here’s Why

Eddie Murphy was part of the cast of Ghostbusters, in the mind of Dan Akroyd, the guy who actually wrote the movie. The movie was a smash hit and has become a legit franchise. With the new movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife hitting the theaters, there’s some buzz about the entire franchise.

Eddie Murphy added to that buzz by revealing why he refused to do Ghostbusters during a talk show. Turns out, Eddie didn’t actually refuse the movie, he wasn’t available. Eddie Murphy was shooting for Beverly Hills Cop, the action-comedy that concretized his place in Hollywood as a selling star.

Since then, Eddie’s career has been patchy, with him starring in the franchises Beverly Hills Cop and The Nutty Professor as well as Dr. Dolittle and of course, Shrek.  Eddie Murphy has now attached his name to the sequel to Coming Two America, Coming 2 America, which launches in 2020. I consider Bowfinger to be his greatest movie ever.

Meanwhile, Ghostbusters; Afterlife is generating some good buzz. The trailer for the movie launched a while ago and revealed some of the plot. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the children of the original Ghostbusters realize who their grandparents are. The movie also brings back Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd and also stars Paul Rudd, Sigourney Weaver, and others.  It’s a shame we can’t have Eddie Murphy coming to the new franchise is any way.

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Roy D'Silva loves nicely made horror films,books and series. He has spent a lifetime covering various entertainment beats and has finally found his calling covering the paranormal/supernatural/horror fiction beat.

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