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Merrick again... The intervidew mentioned below is HERE. Thanks, Jester!

Merrick again, again... Here's an embed:

Merrick here...
Tall Guy sent in this tidbit about the currently-in-development GHOSTBUSTERS film. His message speaks for itself, but beware a potential SPOILER here:
longtime reader here in the UK. Just watched an interview on Channel 4 news (best news channel in the UK) and they interviewed Sigourney Weaver about Avatar, roles for women and Ghostbusters 3. She said she doesn't have a big part in it but thinks Bill Murray has a bigger part. Then, she put her hand to her mouth and mock-whispered, "He might be playing a ghost." I've never heard about this before and it struck me as quite a big reveal. The full interview is in Channel 4's site. If you use this call me Tall Guy.
I couldn't get Channel 4's site to behave properly; if anyone can access that interview, please drop a link in the Talkbacks below. Does this mean Peter Venkman's dead? Or is he playing an unrelated ghost? Or, are we looking at combinations thereof? Or, as Talkbacker Garbage Man points out, maybe she's simply referring to how old Bill Murray is?
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  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Could I be?

    by The Bicycle Sharer


  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I'm the King

    by Chakraborty

    You're all queens.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    he got killed in another movie, remember?

    by George Newman

    Haha, I almost spoiled it for the three neanderthals who haven't seen it yet

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Yes, I know.

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Douchey, but I couldn't resist? Hey, is it just me and my advancing age or is Sigourney getter hotter year by year?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    I didn't read this article...and I won't...

    by Chakraborty

    ...not looking to be spoiled on a project I'm looking forward to this early in development.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST


    by Xxplosive

    This movie is going to kick ass!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Did it occur to anyone...

    by The Garbage Man

    ...that she was making a joke about how old Bill Murray is?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Sigourney was effin' around

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    No way they're gonna make him a ghost. Certainly not to start with. What kind of downer start to a re-start is that - Venkman dead?!?!? Now, maybe I could see Venkman volunteering to die (or become a ghost) to defeat the Big Bad (complete with a final victorious 'adios' to his character at the end), but I just can't see this starting out with him dead.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 has got turd written all over it...

    by AnalFissure

    ..hope I'm wrong, though.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST


    by theDannerDaliel

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Murray is only fifty-five years old?!?!?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    For real? Bill Murray is the man, but I swear he is lookin' really old. Sigourney is six years old (61) but looks approximately ten years younger if you ask me.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Garbage Man how did Merrick know you were going to say 'she was joking about how old Bill Murray is'???<p> That's fucking spookier than anything in Ghostbusters.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Old news. Very old.

    by Ghostpirate

    I think I read this on Aintitcool YEARS ago. That Murray said he wouldn't come back for Ghostbusters 3 unless he was a ghost. She may just be going off of that comment. I could be wrong though.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Um, that's...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Six years oldER (than Bill Murray), not six years old. 'Cause "six years old" would make me a pedophile with the thoughts I have 'bout that woman. Mmm mmm mmm!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    In the Hall of Unnecessary Sequels

    by I am_NOTREAL

    There is a special place reserved for "Ghostbusters 3"

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Maybe I'm wrong...

    by Dollar Bird

    ... but wasn't that an old joke of Murray's? That he'd only come back if he was a ghost? Maybe I'm getting mixed up with when Charlton Heston said he'd only come back to the Planet of the Apes movies if he got to blow up the world.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Venkman was dead and in hell in the old GB3

    by fiester

    "Ghostbusters Go To Hell" featured the young Ghostbusters going to hell and Murray was one of the ghosts there, so it may be yet another iteration of that script.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Saw it.

    by Rogue Trooper

    That'll teach me to bury scoops in Talkbacks<p>

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Mzzzz Weaver is looking rather nice for her

    by gotilk

    age. But maybe it's just my memories of a young, blue under-clothed Sigourney from Avatar day. Yowza!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Original Ghostbusters 3 concept

    by enderandrew

    The one that Akroyd has discussed for years about New York becoming hell on earth, had Venkman dying and becoming a ghost. I somewhat assumed they'd keep that plot point.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    The Sigourney Weaver Interview

    by TDC

    <embed src="" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashVars="videoId=56003972001&playerId=1184614595&viewerSecureGatewayURL=" base="" name="flashObj" width="486" height="412" seamlesstabbing="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" swLiveConnect="true" pluginspage=""></embed>

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    The Sigourney Weaver Interview(ignore first post)

    by TDC

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Interview Link acting up

    by TDC

    The interview link cant make up it`s mind weather it is working or not works 11 min and doesn't work the next

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST


    by punito2k3

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    It's an interesting plot point, but...

    by ricarleite2

    ... I'd hate to lose the original Ghostbusters. Unless they commit suicide in the third act in order to stop whatever villain they are fighting...

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    A lot of people will object to a 3rd

    by MrPoop

    ...But it will go on to make a lot of money whether it sucks or not. Then we will be seeing the headline "A Possible Fourth Ghostbusters?!?" <p> The second one sucked and this is a bad idea IMO.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    linked again

    by punito2k3


  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    God damn someone get this out of the hands

    by Series7

    Of the people doing it now! <P> I mean are they really going to put in the trailer: FROM THE CREATORS OF YEAR ONE! <P> Fucking get the Zombieland director on this to get some freash perspective on this, Ramis is done.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Keep it the old cast ONLY! No fucking new Ghostbusters.

    by ZombieHeathLedger

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Age-Related Clear-up

    by Aquatarkusman

    Bill Murray is 59, Sigourney Weaver is 60.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Oh my God! They killed Venkman! Those bastards!!!

    by FeralAngel

    Seriously, if he's dead, I'm not seeing this.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    The Old Ghostbusters die/ the new ones have to rescue

    by Professor_Monster

    them from the afterlife where they are put on trial for their crimes against ghosts. Jeez - am I the only one here with connections?? The script is dogshit btw. Don't get your hopes up.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    I have some deep-seated problem with seeing Bill Murray dead or

    by Burgundy82

    Maybe this is just me, but even during his hilarious turn in *SPOILER(I guess? Probably not, at this point)* Zombieland, and even though his death scene was one of the funniest parts of it, I was profoundly bummed out to watch him draw his last breath. If he's a ghost in GB3 (and especially if there's no mission within the plot to resurrect him), I don't think I'm going to like watching that very much.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    make this movie now...and no new recruits

    by krod

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    *dead or dying

    by Burgundy82

    Goddamn headline length constraints

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    God how fat has Ramis gotten?

    by Series7

    He won't be able to fit into the jumpsuit anymore.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    This "scoop" is like seven years old.

    by NinjaRap

    Aykroyd's talked before about how Murray has occasionally played with the idea that he'd return as a dead character/ghost.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    ricarleite2, I can see that

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Sort of like Michael J. Fox's character in "The Frighteners."

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Sigourney at the end of Alien

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    In the panties and the lil' half t-shirt.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Sigourney weaver...

    by emeraldboy

    stated in the past that she wasnt going to do ghostbusters 3. I would love to know what her pay check was for avatsr. I thought she had all but retired. guess I was wrong. with scott doing an alien. I wonder would cameron do the 5th alien film. with weaver. and get scott as a producer.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Part of the script has Murray dying

    by JettL93

    he isn't dead through the whole thing, it's maybe 4 mins of screen time and it reads as a pretty funny scene...god you fan boys like to bitch about your preconceived notions of a movie..grow up, this project is in the right hands, just wait to see what's in store

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    My bad on Sigourney's age

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Sixty is correct, not sixty-one. And Bill is, indeed, fifty-nine. Don't know how I came up with fifty-five. Saw somewhere this morning that birth year was 1954, not 1950 (as is the case). Don't know where I saw that. My apologies. Still, Bill's looking much older and Sigourney much younger than their respective ages.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    Harold Ramis told me this when I interviewed him for Ice Harvest 4 years ago:<BR><BR>But it's interesting to hear that it's still a thought. I personally think that's inspired even if it really does mean a passing of the torch movie instead of an honest to god Ghostbusters movie.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    How did he die in the script that you doctored, JettL93?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Just curious.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Nobody wants to see Bill Murray die

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Especially Bill Murray. God, make it so.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    According to JettL93

    by Puddleglum

    GB 3 will feature a comic team-up of Slimer and Venkman trolling the Netherworld for the ghost of Steve Guttenburg's career. ...Per JettL93

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    gb 3

    by SDCrews

    Years ago when they talked about doing another one Bill Murray said he'd only do it if he were a ghost

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    According to JettL93 (part 2)

    by Puddleglum

    Lucas will co-produce GB3 and the plot will feature a spectral "war" between forces that want to control the Ghostworld. Ghostbusters are convinced to intervene on one side of thigns, only to find out they may not be fighting on the "right" side! <p> according to JettL93....

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    There was an Ice Harvest 4

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Years ago? Hmmm. I didn't even know that there were Ice Harvests 2 - 3. Can't really see the need for three sequels to Ice Harvest, but, really, Hollywood will sequelize anything.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Was just telling my wife that I thought somebody needed to resurrect the shit outta him (Pulp Fiction-style) then, flipping channels, ol' Gutt shows up in a Lifetime movie or some such. And talk about Jabba-sized! Steve Guttenberg gotta eat - Manhattan!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    According to JettL93 (part 3)

    by Puddleglum

    Venkman will convene an all-star team of ghosts, led by himself, which will include Bogart, Steve McQueen, John Wayne, and Dom Delouise (who will have a number of comedic scenes with Slimer!) GB3 will be like GB meets the Magnificent 7! <p> According to JettL93......

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    You forgot to mention the starlette du jour that JettL93 was bangin' while working on the script. Or the Hollywood power player that he was talkin' to about a role in said film. ;-)<p>Hey, we got thousands of al qaeda around the globe and none of 'em has targeted JettL93 yet?!?!? What gives?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    The Other Side

    by Mifune73

    IDW kinda did this a year ago when they released Ghostbusters: The Other Side.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Bike Sharer

    by Puddleglum

    Too sad about Guttenburg. Perhaps he's been hanging around Luke Wilson and Jerry Lewis lately (seriously, I saw Luke WIlson on that Verizon commercial recently and wondered what happened to his facial features.) <p>

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Oh, and JettL93 vs al-Qaeda

    by Puddleglum

    Look for it in GB4! <p> He's banging Megan Fox right now, but after he gets bored with her and moves on to his next conquest, he'll bang out a script for it.....<p>according to JettL93 <p> After he finishes tongue-bathing Lucas' taint.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    What if he's dead, and was killed in Zombieland?

    by V'Shael

    What if Ghostbusters 3 was basically Zombieland 2?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Makes sense

    by SifoDyasJr.

    Gets to do all of his scenes as voice-work with a CGI BM on the screen. He did 2 Garfields this way.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    According to JettL93 (part 4)

    by Puddleglum

    GB3 will be about the kids of Louis Tully and Janine who take over the mantle of ghostbusting, team -up with Egon's genius nephew and the ghost of Venkman to hunt down a serial killer who's motive for killing may create an "invincible" ghost army!!!! <p> according to JettL93.....

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    "script is in the right hands" - hopefully that means

    by Professor_Monster

    someone who doesn't spend most of their day on Aintitcool trying to convince people he took a shit next to Val Kilmer at the Stapes Center and Kilmer and one under the stall tap of the toe later this person is working on yet another project. Real writiers do not have the time to troll here - that being said - Orci and Kurtzman are probably in here somewhere, seeing how they are not real writers.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    After two GARFIELD flicks, anything is possible for this guy.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST


    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName


  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Peter was a ghost in the comics

    by jimbojones123

    And a totally badass one.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Re: Steve, Luke, and Jerry, I'm reminded of Monica in "Friends" (I know, I know - blame my wife) in the fat suit where she claims that the camera adds ten pounds and Chandler responds, "how many cameras were on you?"<p>Oh, and Val Kilmer, too (since Professor Monster mentioned him)! These guys each need their own postal code. When Val (God love him!) sits around the house, he sits *AROUND* the house!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I saw "Louis Tully and Janine"

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    And thought of the porn star! I was like "nice job, Rick!" Then I figured out (thank you, interwebs!) that it was Janine Melnitz, the secretary. (The internet giveth porn reference and the internet taketh away.)

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    If the "GB goto hell" script is used remotely...

    by Sin_Happens

    It could make sense that they all in fact "die" to cross into the spirit world. Or one of them dies and it is a movie to save that person.. Or Sigourney is just blowing smoke to the media for fun.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Saw that too, Bicycle Sharer

    by The Garbage Man

    Playing Santa's brother or son or something in a made-for-TV movie on deep, deep cable. I guess it's not like he was ever an Orson Welles or Marlon Brando, a great talent brought low and turned bloated, but still... kinda sad.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST


    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    For the love of GOD, NOT McG PLEASE!!!!!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    So she's gonna do GB3 after all?

    by Triple_J_72

    I thought she said no. OK... cool.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Seriously... with the... DELSYM...???

    by TheBLIGHT

    I will NEVER buy you now DELSYM... Since you think ANYONE HERE at AICN wants to see your product... Also, Peter as a GHOST... Brilliant and STUPID... a Neat 2-for-1 that!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Sigourney looks old

    by Bellam

    Which she is. I think it's the hair. She's rocking the Granny Helmet. It's like at a certain age the hair tries to escape the head but can't so it settles into this strange hairfolliclesphere hovering at six inches.<p>She's still my hero though.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Garbage Man

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Yeah, I think that was it Santa's something-or-other. Call me an American, but I love come back stories (no Janine references, please) and I'd like to see the ol' Gutt do something, I don't know, decent. God forgive me, but I almost watched that Lifetime flick based on the power of Gutt alone. Almost, I said. Guttenberg did a fairly decent job of playing the smarmy, smartass archtypical 80s character back in the day and I'll always have a soft spot in my heart (head?) for him based on Short Circuit alone.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Gotta respectfully disagree, Bellam

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Still think she's smoking! One of my friends was in "The TV Set" with her and claims that she's still sending out the MILF-tastique vibes.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Hey, JMT

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    The above was a "shout out" to YOU!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    JettL93... equals stinging MASTURBATION...

    by TheBLIGHT

    Seriously, this guy/girl/she-thing/it... Many of us on this site have been or are in, the Biz. Every time JettL93 sees us respond, I gives JettL93 what 'it' wants. We are wasting time on a LOSER. Aren't we done yet with this one? I suggest we BOYCOTT JettL93, ignore all POSTS no matter how douchie, and let 'it' go to another site... Say, JoBlo, etc... Nache.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Regarding the Granny Helmet

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Is it just me or is the shorter 'doo that older chicks get that they claim "makes 'em look younger" not working. Hate that look. "No, ma'am, it doesn't make you look younger; it just makes you look like every other old lady with that 'doo."

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    TheBLIGHT, JettL93...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Is both a source of hate and amusement for me. I love when he "brings the crazy." Unfortunately, lately, all I've seen is a really bland and watered down version of the glory that was once his. Come on, Jett! Make with the insane!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Stinging Masturbation?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Didn't I see them play in Austin once? Punk chick band?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Oh, no. No.

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Stinging Masturbation is a "The Police" tribute band. My bad.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    Just hold out at least 2-3 more years! Come on by then Ramis will probably realize that everyone is really to old to come back to this. <P> Ramis is fucking done and if he goes through with this with those ass clowns from The Office then its going to suck major balls. Ramis needs to surrond himself with less people who suck his balls. Probably why he hates Murray now, because Murray isn't going to sit around and tell him that his shit doesn't stink.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Never said Sigourney wasn't still hot

    by Bellam

    Just that she's old and has large hair. Besides, my preferences are a tad more dick-up-the-ass so it's all just theoretical from my perspective.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray was 29 in 1979 when he made Meatballs.

    by Quake II

    So that's the answer to his actual age for the poster that thought he was 55.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Works for me

    by Darth Busey

    Either all of the GB are dead and a new team has to save them, or only Bill is dead and "haunts" the old GB team during their daily lives would be good for me. The only way this thing gets made is as a "passing of the torch" story.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, noon CST

    Quake II

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Thanks. Aquatarkusman cleared that up already and I acknowledged my error. But I'll do so again. My bad.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    You're gonna have to come a little more specific than "dick up the ass" 'cause that leaves fifty percent of the population nervous as a motherfucker. (Unless it was TO these gentlemen that you refer.) (But point taken on Sigourney's hotness.)

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Ackroyd's lost some weight though

    by Series7

    Its all that vodka he's drinking. <P>

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Here judge

    by Series7

    Dan: <P> <P> Harold: <P>

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    the GB video game

    by aabiohazard1972

    DID any of you Fucks even PLAY the latest ghostbuster game on Xbox 360 or playstation 3??? Hell its a BETTER movie than the second one ever was, they poured their hearts and souls into it, and if you didn't even play it then you have no fucking clue on how to "suggest" a plotline for GB3, how about we trust the original guys a little, I did on this game and it ROCKED, go try it and see for heavens sake before you shoot your mouths off! seessh fuckin whiners here piss me off to no end, you want better go film ne yourself and quit bitching

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by Bellam

    I meant my ass.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    by aabiohazard1972

    DID any of you Fucks even PLAY the latest ghostbuster game on Xbox 360 or playstation 3??? Hell its a BETTER movie than the second one ever was, they poured their hearts and souls into it, and if you didn't even play it then you have no fucking clue on how to "suggest" a plotline for GB3, how about we trust the original guys a little, I did on this game and it ROCKED, go try it and see for heavens sake before you shoot your mouths off! seessh fuckin whiners here piss me off to no end, you want better films? go film one yourself and quit bitching

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Bellam! LMAO!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Well said, sir, and understood. Glad you can still appreciate Sigourney, however, despite your personal proclivities. I've always found it silly that one can't remark upon the relative attractiveness of a sex for which we have no interest without being cajoled.<p>Best short post EVAH! "I meant my ass." ROF!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    So what were you trying to say, aabiohazard1972

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I didn't get it.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    My sources tell me all 4 ghostbusters become ghosts

    by JettL93

    this is of course all from a first draft and may entirley be changed by the time we see this film, but my source tells me that in fact all 4 G-busts become ghosts, Peter of course wants to use the new abilites to spy on sigorney's character in the shower, so hilarity will be for sure to ensue. <P>Some of the other ideas i have heard for this movie make me really gitty for it (Like a beefed up role for slimer), while some of it makes me wonder what the fuck they are doing here (like the fact that slimer now has a wife named Die-anne who slaps him on the head several times...apparently ghosts spousal abuse is funny?).<P>It waits to be seen what gets left in later drafts, but the script is in good hands and our Batman 3 script is definetly going to have some competion at the box office in 2012

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Sigourney might be a ghost!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Well, she does look kind-of dead...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Actually, JettL93

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Nothing could be funnier than ghost spousal abuse (unless it's a "beefed up role for Slimer"). You know what you tell a ghost wife with two black eyes? Nothing; you already told her twice. Hey, Die-anne, get in the kitchen and cook me some fucking dinner!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Glad to amuse... if but for a MOMENT.

    by TheBLIGHT

    Hey TBS, glad I could amuse for a moment, with Jet going the blah-blah route. Cheers, mate!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    *OUR* Batman 3 script?!?!?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    LOL! He's fucking back! Now, make with the super crazy, Jett. (I look on the aicn posters as seedy Western bad guys shootin' their posting guns at Jett's feet and yelling "dance, dance"!)

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Oh, wait

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Ghost child jokes are funny, too. A pedophile ghost and a ghost child walk into a forest. Ghost child looks up at the ghost pedophile and says, "mister, I'm scared." Ghost pedophile says, "you're scared? I've got walk outta here alone."

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    So AICN, I come here for two reasons. Article-scoopage and then to howl at the talkbacks. This shit makes my unemployed day. Thanks, man!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Bicycle sharer

    by aabiohazard1972

    funny stuff sir, you have shattered my impression of talkbackers; that I like, and your posts are noteworthy reading in the talkbacks!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I cannot see GB3...

    by emeraldboy

    happening. I know they are making it but still.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Maybe Bill Murray or perhaps ALL die...

    by HB_Dad

    ...and the new Ghostbusters will now hve to fight them? What better ghost to challenge a living Ghostbuster than a dead Ghostbuster?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Sigourney as Kitty Carlyle

    by WriteFromLeft

    She'd make an excellent Kitty Carlyle when Hollywood gets around to making What's My Line into a film. With Kevin Spacey as Bennett Cerf.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    And to you! Now, I gotta go "take a meeting" with Carla Gugino for a script I'm working on with her for Spielberg.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    All I gotta say is...

    by SunTzu77

    Sigourney was hot as hell in Galaxy Quest.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    A Spoiler?

    by OlafStapledon

    Isn't it a spoiler only if someone gives a crap about the plot?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Why is everyone against this?

    by Dont_Call_Me_Junior

    I HATED Ghostbusters 2! I Hated it! Who the fuck turns the statue of liberty into their own personal piggyback ride bitch slave? They nuked the fridge with that bullshit. So why not give them a better send off? The Ghostbusters game was a fun throwback and reminded us how fun The Ghostbusters are & can be Again!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    That rumour is YEARS old

    by BendersShinyAss

    in fact im pretty sure i read it here??

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    ah Quint

    by BendersShinyAss

    Thanks for that, thought i was either losing my mind, or had some sort of precognition

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    I'm really glad...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    they never used that bullshit script where they were in Hell. That would've sucked.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Venkman is one of the coolest characters in cinematic history. His first scene is one of the greatest introductions of a character I've ever seen. I'll cry if he's a fucking ghost.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Killing Venkman is Avatar!

    by jaysin420

    Just totally Avatar, who thinks of Avatar ideas like this?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Venkman dies of boredom in GB3!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    I just watched Clitbusters 3.

    by AzulTool

    Is that the same thing? Either way, I gotta tell ya...It wasn't half bad!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Fact: If you hate Ghostbusters 2, you have no soul.

    by NinjaRap

    It's been proven.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    As Long As Michael Cera's Not Playing Oscar,

    by rikazodrac

    I'm Good. And HELL NO To Ghost Venkman!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Remember, women cast as brainy, men stupid.

    by Damien Chowder

  • I'm not too big on the Venkman-as-a-ghost idea but I have's still Bill Murray. Also, please get the new ghostbuster cast right...don't be afraid to cast guys that aren't really young - it worked with the originals.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    'Rocky V' Workprint you seen this

    by jerry91748

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Dead Ghostbusters

    by Tumor_Binks

    Would be cool to have everyone return as ghosts in 3 or better still they all guest as ghosts in a revamped and retooled GB.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    Who's not looking forward to seeing old/fat Ghostubsters?

    by Onin Solstice

    Seeing a land-beast Ramis and Akroyd waddling around with neutrona wands and craggly ol' Murray making quips dosen't entice me. (props to Hudson for being in awesome shape and staying fit) I would have loved to have seen a CG animated film with the cast voices. THAT would make me want to hear the old theme once again.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    ive got trust in raimis and ackroyd after the game

    by misnomer

    alot of love went into the game script. sure it was a nostalgic retread, but the cast were all on form. hilarious stuff...."we eat gods for breakfast!"

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    She better be in it

    by Nem_Wan

    The bigger her part the better it is. I love that she's not stuck up either. She knows it's not a good idea but she's willing to be involved. Good example for people who take things too seriously. And yes she is hot. Age has given more than it's taken in her case.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Sigorney Weaver

    by Screwbini

    I think Ms. Weaver still looks pretty good for her age. But I remember thinking when I saw her in her panties in Alien - "Damn, this chick has one of the flattest asses I've ever seen!" Not sexy!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    GB 2 is short of awesome

    by ndally

    the music is horrible and I'll admit it has its shortcomings(same style of montage as the first movie and a poor climax) but its still pretty funny. Janusz Poha was a great character. GB2 has a SHIT load of deleted scenes that have yet to surface anywhere(I've searched long and hard). Ray getting possessed by Vigo while driving the ecto1, Eugene Levy has a cameo as Rick Moranis's cousin "Sherman" who helps the GB's escape from the mental institute AND not to mention Louis Tully's two failed attempts to "bust" slimer @ the GB HQ. All of the scenes included in the GB2 montage were actually parts of bigger scenes, so had they not made the retarded decision to cut all of those into a fucking montage we could have had quite the film. Find the script it reads so much better than the film plays. i still pray at night for a GB2 Extended/Directors re edited cut of the film. search the net and you can find so many pics of ghosts that were never used like the "frog subway ghost". every time i watch GB2 i all can think about is all of the potentially awesome unseen footage that awaits. I've even emailed Harry(no reply) and SONY(no reply) about why these arent included in any DVD release or if they have any info about them. HARRY IF YOUR READING THIS USE YOUR CONTACTS AND FIND THE GB2 DELETED SCENE FOOTAGE I BEG YOU!!. I'd ask Jett but I'm sure he's to busy writing the Hobbit with PJ and co

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    I don't like the Venkman as a ghost idea

    by photoboy

    I'd prefer to see him running the Ghostbusters franchise from the board room.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Murray palying a ghost will b emore funnier than...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Pete and Dana boring the shit outta me!<p>Everytime GB2 look like it was about to get good, we were thrown scenes of Pete and Dana or that ugly baby!<p>That shit became annoying and dumb!

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Don't tell me the Ghostbusters die?

    by Orionsangels

    and go to Hell, like Bill and Ted?, or maybe Murray plays dual roles?

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Maybe a Temporary Ghost?

    by PhineasB

    If this rumor is true, it could be possible that Murray could just temporarily be a ghost, right? Maybe he has to become a ghost as part of the plot, then he returns to human form? Just speculating.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    It would suck big time if Murray is a Ghost

    by Supermans

    Oscar as a teenager or young adult is fine with me.. However it won't be a Ghostbusters movie without the original cast alive and fighting ghosts. Murray perhaps wants to be a ghost so his character can be all digital all the time, however that would be stupid.. Get in there, all of you are old and fat, just make the movie with or without the weight loss.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    GB3 Picks up in Murray's Mansion...

    by lgpimedia

    From Zombieland where Bill dies and then his ghost gets sucked into the screen where Ghostbuster's was playing (ala Last Action Hero) so now Murray's real ghost is in the original Ghostbusters movie interacting with the characters (all youngified like X-Men 3 and timeified like Back To The Future II). Hilarity ensues.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Deleted GB2 stuff

    by BizarroJerry

    You can almost "see" those scenes in a comic that came out back then. Whatever company was making comics based on the GB cartoon adapted the GB2 movie with the characters looking like their cartoon versions. It included possessed Ray's drive and Louis's cousin.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST


    by BizarroJerry

    I think a bit of that slipped in the movie. During their big montage, there's a second where Venkman looks shocked at the speed they're driving or something. I assume that's footage from Ray's wild ride.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST


    by Larry Sellers

    Hasn't Murray been saying for years that he'd only return if he were a ghost? Or he only said it once years ago...either way. It's probably true.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST


    by Larry Sellers

    Venkman is dead for reason that is a throwaway line/running gag throughout the film. And he shows up at the end to teach the young Ghostbusters an important lesson about teamwork. That's not what I want. That's what it's likely to be. I don't care that I love The Office. Those guys are in over their heads and the studio will eat them alive if they haven't already.

  • Dec. 11, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    no one wants to see venkman dead


  • Dec. 12, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    channel 4 news + John Snows ties>>>>

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame


  • Dec. 12, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Not that bad of a spoiler

    by DutchRudder

    I remember hearing about this a while ago, as mentioned above, and I am stoked on the idea. I think its a great idea. I love that they are still using it, but its a bummer that Ghostbusters fans know about it.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST


    by DutchRudder

    I think they'll show him die, rather than just having him cameo as a ghost. Well...I hope that is that case, anyway.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    Where is JettL93 When You Need Im'

    by DutchRudder

    He'd give us the real inside scoop! Hahahaha! Pfft...

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Oh Whoops.

    by DutchRudder

    I'm posting alot here. But, I just saw Jett's post. Hahaha. Wow.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 7 a.m. CST

    Honestly . . .

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    . . . oscar becoming a ghostbuster seems like natural progression to me. If your father had a cool ass job wouldn't you want to follow in his footsteps? It's either that or a bunch of jackasses they happen to recruit because they've seen too much action. I much prefer the Oscar approach.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    this is an old rumor

    by nostairway

    This was mentioned years ago, so no, you guys are remembering it right. There was talk of having Murray die and then be a ghost through the movie. And I think it was actually Murray who came up with the idea.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    blues bros 2000 was ace!

    by Potatino

    I hope this is as good as that was!! Eh that was my attempt at what the kids call sarcasm... I like exclamation points!!!

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by loafroaster

    Oscar wasn't Venkman's son, was he?

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Oscar was the sniff's

    by Supermans

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    OK, fine..just make all of them die then..

    by Supermans

    Have all of the original Ghostbusters as digitized ghosts, invite the cast of Saturday night Live (which all of them currently suck) have a cameo of McGruber...Don't screw up this movie, it does not need a re-boot, but make it for all of us who watched it back in 1986...plz..

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    10 bucks says that their son

    by volcanopele2

    will be played by Shia LaBeouf.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I swear I made up "Venkman=ghost"

    by Chief Joseph

    Back in my Usenet troll days. I posted a made-up rumor based on Murray's difficult nature that he would only return if he were a ghost. Now they actually may do it. I also made up a "Data dies in the next Star Trek" lie on Usenet and they actually did that awful idea, too. (Though in my version he died of a computer virus.)

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    "If you hate Ghostbusters 2...

    by jackalcack have no soul" <p> Really?! You think that? <p> In my opinion Ghostbusters 2 is what's lacking a soul. Apart from the great courtroom sequence at the beginning that film was a fucking mess and one of the most disappointing sequels of all time in my humble opinion, in relation to how incredible the first one is.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Is this a bad idea?

    by snallyg

    Yes. Should Bill Murray be a ghost? Probably not? Will I stop interviewing myself? Perhaps. Don't you hate when people do this? Yes. Do they do it a lot on the Avatar pages? Yes.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    teaser concepts ...

    by Dreamfasting

    #1: slowly pan down to a trio/quartet of ghostbuster ghosts in full gear looking slightly embarrassed. Venkman the ghost looks towards the camera and says "who ya gonna call now?"<BR><BR> #2: slowly pan down to a trio/quartet of ghostbuster ghosts in full gear. Venkman swats a hand through his companion. "Great plan, Ray!"

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    I want you inside me, subcreature.

    by DickBallsworth

    'Cos it's all bout Sigourney's Beaver. WOO! See what I did there?

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I wish

    by christophermoltosante

    bill murray was my dad

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2 = T4?

    by Judge Briggs

    About the same amount of disappointment, right?

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Murray's involvement

    by MisterPink

    Granted I lose more memory cells every day, but if I recall, Murray has gone on record re:GB3 that he'd only participate if he were CGI'd, not necessarily as a ghost.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Ghost Murray

    by MainMan2001

    Great news. Murray is so funny and so is this:

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Onin Solstice

    by aabiohazard1972

    you want animated greatness of GB, play the game I can't stress that enough as for casting of GB new movie I agree that Oscar progressing to a full fledged Ghostbuster makes sense and the nephew could be the actor from the fan film Return of the Ghostbusters "see internet for that", I would have Sean"Stifler" Williams Scott play the older Oscar as he can pull off a convincing "raised" by Venkman riff and pick Alyssia Milano (or Alison Haynaghan) as the female GB lead ideas suggestions?

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Slimer's arc

    by Man in Suit

    The problem with Slimer in the original G3 draft was that the character- while "beefed up"- didn't have an arc. in this latest draft, he's portrayed as a lovable loser who can't stand up to his hectoring wife, Die-ann. After an adventure in which he loses his tooth, steals a tiger and marries a hooker, he stands up to his wife at the end of the movie and tells her off in front of the whole wedding.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I remember a Ghostbusters 2 magazine

    by SK229

    that somebody brought to school in first grade, about four years before the actual sequel was released. There was a whole section about Eddie Murphy being involved in the sequel... was fucking weird, but I remember being excited since I loved him on SNL. Yes... my neglectful parents pretty much let me watch whatever I wanted. Thank God for that...

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    The new Ghostbusters will be rescued by the OGGBs

    by the Green Gargantua

    bank on it.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST


    by loafroaster

    You smell something?

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    It's not nessesary

    by BetaSword

    Maybe they're giving him the Ectoplasm-Covering, like in the Cartoon, so that he gains some Ghost-Abilities. At least, that won't need to let him die.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters Game: Thumbs WAY UP.. Killing Data: You Idiots!

    by Autodidact

    Data is one of the coolest things ever in Star Trek. I'd like to see an alternate timeline Trek story where we see Data basically ruling the galaxy like 1000 years from now.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    @The Bicycle Sharer:

    by Napolean Solo

    No kidding around, I would actually like to see the storyline you suggested.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Venkman dead would be bad ass

    by fireclown

    and you all know it.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by bueno_bob

    I'm amazed anybody even cares about the notion of a 3rd Ghostbusters movie. Frankly I thought the first two sucked back in the day and time hasn't endeared them to me any.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    you morons - she was taking the piss

    by FamousEccles

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Ghost-liners anyone?

    by hillvalley

    What if the GB's induce death for a short period of time (like in Flatliners) to gain access to the spirit world?<p><p>And THEN had to place themselves in the storage facility for some reason and be confronted with every ghost they ever locked up?<p><p>This stuff writes itself!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Adam Sandler should be OSCAR!!!!

    by ThaJackaL

    Hell he would be hilarious as a Ghost buster!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    My brain registered that headline as...

    by Royston Lodge

    "Sigourney Weaver nipple slip."<p> I'm a sick sick man.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    hillvalley: That's actually a pretty good idea.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'd watch that movie.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, noon CST


    by rutgersjaffo

    Saying the original Ghostbusters movie sucked pretty much pegs you as a complete fucktard. Yeesh...

  • Dec. 17, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray as the bad ghost...

    by leisuredrummer

    I guarantee it. Bill will become a bad ghost and it will be up to the remaining Ghostbusters to stop him. I'll be back when the film comes out to boast.