‘Ghostbusters 3′ Rumor: Emma Stone Out, Jonah Hill Still a Maybe

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Emma Stone Drops Out of Ghostbusters 3 Ghostbusters 3 Rumor: Emma Stone Out, Jonah Hill Still a Maybe

Ghostbusters 3 has been in the works for nearly 20 years, but only the past ten have seen any real movement on the project – and none of it has been particularly significant. Once it was revealed that Bill Murray wouldn’t be involved (for the third time, at least), Internet enthusiasm for the film sort of deflated.

Still, casting rumors have been popping up in the time since, the latest of which involved Superbad stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill possibly reuniting for Ghostbusters 3, playing an “Anna” and a “Jeremy,” respectively. Other than the characters’ names, nothing is known about the roles, but based on Dan Akyroyd’s description of the plot, they probably would be part of the younger generation of Ghostbusters.

However, fans excited by the prospect of seeing Stone and Hill back together again will have to hold out hope for a different project — while there’s still no word on Hill’s participation, Stone has apparently passed on Ghostbusters 3.

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According to Schmoes Know:

“Emma Stone is passing on ‘Anna,’ but Jonah Hill still has an offer out for ‘Jeremy.’  Interesting enough, Sony wants two big stars signed on or they will not greenlight the picture.”

Keep in mind, none of this - including the actors’ initial involvement – has been officially confirmed by anyone, so we should take it all with a grain of salt. As far as we know and until we (officially) hear otherwise, these are all rumors.

That said, Emma Stone and Jonah Hill definitely would’ve fit the bill as “two big stars.” Stone’s recent successes have been The Help and The Amazing Spider-Man (with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the way), while Jonah Hill has had 21 Jump Street and This Is the End (with The Wolf of Wall Street and 22 Jump Street in the pipeline).

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Of course, it’s not surprising that Sony would want big names attached to the film. Without Bill Murray to headline the project, it certainly won’t have the same pull that Ghostbusters and even Ghostbusters 2 had. Maybe his absence ended up being the deciding factor for Stone – after all, few young comedic actors are likely going to want to join a movie that the legendary Bill Murray was adamantly against being produced.

If the rumors are true and Stone is off Ghostbusters 3, it’s too bad – it would’ve been nice to see Stone and Hill reunite for the first time onscreen since Superbad, the film that put them both on the map. They almost reunited for 21 Jump Street, but she eventually took Spider-Man instead.

It’s unclear where Sony will go from here, but if the studio wants a famous and funny female lead, they could always call up Jennifer Lawrence. All they’d need to do to geek her up is throw a pair of glasses and a ponytail at her.

What do you think about the rumor that Emma Stone has dropped out of Ghostbusters 3? Who would you like to see replace her? Let us know in the comments.


If rumors are true, Ghostbusters 3 could shoot as early as Spring 2014. That is, if it ever gets greenlit.

Source: SchmoesKnow.com

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  1. Jake Johnson, Aubrey Plaza, Donald Glover, Jane Levy.

    • I’d love to see any combo of this actors.

    • I would LOVE to see Aubrey Plaza or Donald Glover. Great suggestions.

  2. I don’t see how they can ‘pass the torch’ in a nice way. I mean, yeah the bring some young faces to the team but that will be like another kid’s movie. Like Agents of Shield kind of thing. Aaaaaand nope.

  3. Charlie Day, it would be a huge mistake to not have charlie day in this movie!!

  4. Charlie day and Adam devine!

  5. Noooooooooo !!! If Jonah Hill is in ANYTHING I refuse to watch it unless they pay ME to watch it so please, NOOOOOOO !!!

    • Even Wolf of Wall St?

    • Moneyball? Wolf of Wall Street? 21 Jump Street was hilarious, but thats might not be your sense of humor.

  6. 20years

  7. Jason Biggs (ray)

    Eddie Kaye Thomas (egon)

    Seann William Scott(peter)

    Marlon Wayans (winston)


  8. Obviously what they need to do is get Wes Anderson to write and direct. That would guarantee Bill Murray’s appearance in the film ;)

  9. Jeremy, why wouldn’t he be playing Oscar?

  10. Do not want!

  11. Well that’s a step in the right direction. One more left though. Hopefully he’ll pack up soon.

    • We can only hope.

      At this point, making Ghostbusters 3 is like making a Blues Brothers sequel with a different Belushi starring alongside Akroyd. Oh wait, they did that and it flopped hard.

  12. As much as I love The Ghostbusters franchise, I feel that since no one (cast members) really want to do this, than Dan Aykroyd should really just give up on this one and move on. I mean I don’t think we’ve even heard from Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis. That’s really not a good sign, I’m really starting to agree with Bill Murray on this whole thing. But if Aykroyd really wants everyone on board than just make another video game. Heck, Murray was happy to do Venkman’s voice over work and not look ridiculous running around with a Protonpack.

    • Yep, it would be better to make another videogame or an animated movie using similar techniques to The Polar Express so the original guys can return and still look young.

      Having a live action thing is more likely to flop hard and risk ruining the legacy. It’s like hearing Queen with a completely different singer, it’s just not right and cheapens the act.

  13. I think Kat Dennings would be awesome as a new ghostbuster! Emma would’ve been great to, but I’d definantly rather see Kat strap on a proton pack!

  14. Definition of development hell

  15. Kat Dennings is a splendid choice! Throw in Anton Yelchin

  16. I agree they need to just make another video game and this time make it kind of like the GTA games so we can drive Ecto-1 around the streets of New York.

  17. I really DO NOT want to see Jonah Hill in this. He was funny when he was younger but he has lost his touch and seems to take himself too seriously now. I think they need to get Donald Glover on board with this, for sure.

  18. Paul Rudd
    Seann Willian Scott
    Jason Bateman
    Kevin Hart