Ghostbusters 3 News, The Gang’s All Back

I watched “Ghostbusters” yesterday, and it is still an incredible movie. No matter how many times I hear it, Bill Murray saying, “Yes it’s true, this man has no dick”, makes me laugh uncontrollably. And even as a grown-ass man, I still want my own proton pack. My plan was to watch “Ghostbusters 2” today while my girlfriend was at work (I know an inexplicable number of people, including her, who are actually afraid of the sequel). Now I feel like I have to because while waiting for a guy to come fix the leak in my roof, I stumbled across some exciting “Ghostbusters 3” news.

Bloody Disgusting reports that all four members of the original team are on board for the third episode, including the previously reluctant Murray. In addition to that, Sigourney Weaver is in, and Rick Moranis is coming out of retirement to join the party. So far there’s no word on Annie Potts.

Here are some spoilers courtesy of MTV.

So for awhile now its been known that the third movie in the series would be set some years later, with the original team retired — one of them, now a ghost — and serving in a more advisory/mentor capacity. Assuming this insider’s info is accurate, we now know a bit more about the makeup of the young team.

One of its members will be baby Oscar from “Ghostbusters 2,” now grown up and ready to take over the family business. More than that, its been revealed that he is in fact the child of Murray’s Peter Venkman, something mama Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) neglected to tell him in “Ghostbusters 2.”

Sure, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who wrote that piece of crap “Year One”, wrote the script, but I’m not going to let that temper my enthusiasm right now. The very idea Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddmore together again, doing what they do, is enough to make me ignore the very real possibility of this being another “Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls” type travesty. I won’t actually believe it until I see it for myself, but the idea certainly is fun.



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Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I’m not opposed to this but they need to get on the ball before everyone decides it’s not worth waiting for.

  • Brent

    I agree. This has the feel of one of those things that gets talked about and talked about, and the longer it takes the more likely people are to decide they don’t want to do it anymore.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Murray already feels it will never happen and almost doesn’t want to. Let him die in an opening scene, be a ghost like he said and then lets move on. But I always thought the idea of a younger group was cool. The cartoon “Extreme Ghostbusters”or “Ghostbusters Extreme” was actually pretty good.

  • skridlow

    straight to DVD…this will suck ass worse than Blues Brothers 2…betcha a dollar…

  • Brent

    Man, that’s a bold prediction, Blues Brothers 2000 sucked so bad.

  • THT3000

    ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ as in; just as good as the old ones, but incredibly high expectations, and will probably be loved with time?

  • Hlm

    yeah, it may be bold but I just dont get a good feeling about trying to bring back characters that are WAY past their prime…Ghostbusters was great when it came out but it is a dead horse now…no more water left in that well…big ass waste of $$$ that could go to a better effort…but is all JMO…we’ll see if they ever do get it out the door…;)