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.