GhostBusters 3 is Finally Being Made. (2020 Release)

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  1. Saul

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    I like Ghostbusters II. It has problems but a weak movie doesn't mean that we should stop there. Star Trek has surely shown that.

    I could see it as an end credits scene. Then everyone can have their cake and eat it.
     
  2. CorporalCaptain

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    Star Trek wisely didn't test that theory with TWOK.
     
  3. Kane_Steel

    Kane_Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Damn right.

    You can tell the man behind this film (Jason Reitman) actually loves the GB, his father's films and the fans. Thats really the best approach to bringing GB back to life.

    Basically the opposite of what we got in 2016. Curious to see how Sony and the creatives will pivot away from that failed version during the press tour and PR.
     
  4. Serveaux

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    Nice try.
     
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  5. Trekker4747

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    I was an absolute Ghostbusters nut as a kid. Had all of the toys, watched the cartoon all of the time, was a Ghostbuster for Halloween a couple of times, I was picked on by my pears over how "into it" I was.

    I don't see what there is to get excited about right now.

    Ohhhh. The eerie library music played over the wind blowing the tarp off the rear-fender of the Ecto-1!

    ... Yay?

    Harold Ramis is dead.
    Bill Murray is virtually a corpse himself suffering from malignant prima donna disease.
    Dan Aykroyd is off the deep end.
    And Ernie Hudson? Well, he's fine but can't make up for all of that.

    No idea who any "new cast" will be of new trainee Ghostbusters. (I could go for something like Extreme Ghostbusters but, again, Ramis is dead so no Egon.) Or what the story will be.

    It *could* be good, has the *potential* to be good and I can see how it could happen if the right tone and mood is set, with the spookiness being more grounded in reality and the humor being more mundane and dry (like in the original movie) but right now...

    I have no reason to look forward to this or to want this. I'll wait until I see or hear more before I start wetting my pants.

    But with Ramis dead, for me, that's a good 45% of the reason to want a sequel gone.
     
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  6. Serveaux

    Serveaux Boomer American Premium Member

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    That's way off base and out of touch.
     
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  7. Haggis and tatties

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    I also enjoy GB2, not up there with the first but i think its a fun sequel nevertheless.

    But i am up for another shot at the franchise.
     
  8. Trekker4747

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    Bill Murray is depressing to look at and just isn't "himself" or funny anymore. I love him in the original movie and in many other movies, but today? He just wouldn't work and he's too in love with himself to "try" when he's in a project he doesn't really want to be in. (See: Ghostbusters 2 (which he was made to do kicking and screaming) and Ghostbusters 2016 a Murray-level "phoned-in" performance.)

    There's no reason to be "excited" or looking forward to this movie until we see or hear something beyond who is making it and a short trailer showing the fender of a car.
     
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  9. ALF

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    There are at least a thousand Ghostheads planning to pounce on the next sweet wave of Ecto Cooler Hi-C citrus drink based on this movie news alone. The Ecto Cooler, known for its rarity and paranormal freshness, will come again. Ecto Cooler may well be reason enough to get my positrons colliding.

    It is going to be really interesting to see what Bill's reaction is to this news. Plus he'll be hounded about it up until the film's release. Oh boy. Bill Groundhog-Day, Ghostbustin'-ass Murray!

    Exhibit A in defense of the existence of Ghostbusters II, the dopest summer jam of 1989, Bobby Brown's On Our Own:
     
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  10. Trekker4747

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    You know, Ecto Cooler coming back IS a reason to get excited.
     
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    My workout partner at the gym and I quote Dr. Janosz Poha a lot.

    "Everysing you are doing is bad." :lol:
     
  12. Turd Ferguson

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    So, who would you like to see score this movie? Elmer Bernstein did an amazing score for the first movie, and Randy Edelman's score for part II was "meh." I'd like to see them get a good composer for this new movie. I wouldn't mind Michael Giacchino or Ramin Djawadi do it :)
     
  13. CaptainMurdock

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    David Arnold would be nice.
     
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  14. Shaka Zulu

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    And these same people won't watch any domestic American independent film or see any foreign films because (in the case of the latter)...subtitles, and for the former, because 'not interesting enough.':vulcan:

    As I said on YouTube under another alias, if the dipshit toxic 'fans' of the original film and TV series think that their mass bitchfest over the 2016 reboot was a big deal, wait till they all see the response from millions of women and 'SJW''s when-most likely-the cast is revealed to be all male with a token female who's just the secretary and a woman who's a damsel in distress needing saving.
     
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    The one good thing about that 2016 movie I've noticed is it generated a lot of interest in Ghostbusters again, they put TRG on Netflix, although that may not have any causation, and there were a lot more Ghostbusters toys in the stores and I mean Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston, and Slimer Ghostbusters. Maybe some of that wave of interest that was let down by the 2016 movie is somehow helping this to happen now. Don't most studio execs make decisions based on polls and surveys? If it was trending better then some of the other IP they have not making money, well that's good enough for them, right?
     
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    Quoting myself here, but...

    If there is a next generation being introduced, it will be mixed genders! Sure of it.

    No way they
    it makes a few assumptions which are unfounded. Basically, that there won’t be significant female characters, which we simply do not know.
    Personally, I expect a balanced character set this time.
    Ray, Winston, Peter, Janine, Dana of the old guard, and then 1 new female and male lead each + 1 female/male each support or something like that.
     
  19. Serveaux

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    As one of my young friends remarked, I'll believe this when Bill Murray says it's not happening.
     
  20. ALF

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    The articles that broke the story cite that there will be two teen boys and two teen girls as part of the torch-passing element of this 2020 film, of course they want to make Ghostbusters IV+ and that casting lays the groundwork for future installments.

    So it's a bit of a overreaction for web outlets or news agencies to say 'no moar Lady Ghostbusters WTF' when the initial release says there will be Lady Ghostbusters - new ones, not the ones from 2016. Christ, I would love to see Weaver /Dana Barrett and/or Potts/ Janine Melnitz firing a proton pack.

    Rumors on the GB boards for the past year or so have pointed repeatedly to another Ghostbusters (possibly Ghost Corps) project that is animated and somehow would include the voice of the late Harold Ramis?

    I honestly thought that's what we were getting when this news broke.
     
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