We’ve been here before folks. I can remember hearing about Ghostbusters 3 years ago when it was supposed to be written by The Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. I can also remember feeling like the 2009 video game WAS the third Ghostbusters story.
Now we get word from Ray himself, Dan Aykroyd, that Ghostbuster 3 may actually happen. Speaking with Dan Rather he said:
“There is a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters… It’s being written right now.”
He also commented on Bill Murray, the one Ghostbuster that always seemed to not want to return to the series, by saying:
“I think Billy will come. The story’s so good. Even if he plays a ghost.”
That last comment is important because it was rumored that Murray would only return, years ago, if he were dead. Personally, I would love to see Bill Murray act as an annoyance the way Slimer did in The Real Ghostbusters animated show. However, I feel Murray wants his role limited and would only want a few lines, but that’s me.
I love the Ghostbusters franchise! I have an original and self-designed Ghostbusters tattoo for Gozer’s sake! However, I feel the time for this has passed. The 2016 movie was divisive, to say the least, and I won’t discuss it here. The 2009 video game was a dream come true and provided the best possible experience we all wanted as kids. The 1989 Sequel film left most fans disappointed, but I can still watch it and have fun. This all adds up to the story basically being done in my mind. I know you could take any made up or real mythological deity and create a story around it, but why?
If it were 2008 instead of 2018 I could consider, again, having a new team that was hired to replace the old one. Now I just worry that the franchise is too revered to be continued. Without Harold Ramis I am not sure the film would have enough of a grounded feel to it. He was the skeptic to Aykroyd’s believer after all. Also, could you get Reitman? Probably, but would it be as good? Probably not. Personally, I would like a sequel to the video game from 2009. That was a blast and a half.
What do you think about Aykroyd’s comments? What would you like to see in a third Ghostbusters film? Let us know in the comments below!
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SOURCE: Ghostbusters News (via The Big Interview with Dan Rather)