Written By: Ken Hulsey
Bill Murray has just let one major plot point from the upcoming "Ghostbusters" sequel slip, his character, Dr. Peter Venkman, will be dead.
That's right, Venkman is going to be a ghost in "Ghostbusters 3", and you want to know the funny part? It was Murray himself that insisted on it.
The only way that the execs over at Sony could get Murray to join his fellow cast-mates, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, was to agree to let his character bite it in the films opening scene.
Murray recently told reporters, "I’ll come back in Ghostbusters 3 only if I get to be a ghost. I said to them, 'I'll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.' So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film.”
This isn't the first big plot point to be revealed about the upcoming "Ghostbusters" sequel. Back in May of 2009, Dan Aykroyd let it be known that he intended for the film to launch an all-new series of movies centering around an all-girl "Ghostbusters" team.
"I'd like it to be a passing-of-the-torch movie. Let's revisit the old characters briefly and happily and have them there as family but let's pass it on to a new generation", Aykroyd explained.
Ultimately it was the actor's new vision for the franchise that caused Sigourney Weaver to back out of the project.
So let's recap. "Ghostbusters 3" will about an all-girl ghostbusting team that will be receiving guidance from a deceased Peter Venkman, much in the same way that Luke got words of wisdom from Obi-Wan.
Oh, and Raymond, Egon and Winston will be there at the beginning of the film to 'pass the torch'.
It's one of those things that makes ya go....hmmmmmm.
Can't say that I like the way that any of this sounds. Hopefully it's all just banter being tossed out to the masses to keep the 'real' plot for "Ghostbusters 3" a secret.
We can all hope......right?
See Also: Sexy Female Ghostbusters Chase Sigourney Weaver Out Of Sequel / An All Girl Ghostbuster Team? - Say It Isn't So Aykroyd! / Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus - The Deborah Gibson Interview / It's Not Ghostbusters 3...It's A French Car Commercial / Ghostbusters 3 Behind The Scenes Footage......Maybe? / Ghostbusters 3 Is In The Early Stages Of Production?
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