The original plan for Ghostbusters 3 was that Dan Aykroyd wanted to reunite the 4 Ghostbusters characters: Ray Stantz, Dr. Venkman, Egon and Winston but the only problem with that now is that obviously Harold Ramis passed away.
Dan’s been saying ever since they’ve been talking about it that this is gonna be a passing of the torch kind of story. They wanted young kids and a girl to be the new Ghostbusters with the originals teaching them. As you can see they’re committed to keeping that story here despite Harold Ramis passing away.
In this trailer, they’re letting you know that they haven’t forgotten about Harold ’cause they gave him a nice tribute by showing him with the original Ghostbusters in a photo and playing the old Ghostbusters commercials they did.
They are definitely bringing back everybody from the first two films with the exception of Rick Moranis who turned it down which is a bummer. I was hoping he would come back as Louis Tully ’cause it would have been awesome, he was a funny character.
Other than that, this film looks very good. I’m probably gonna see it for sure.
The way the plot is looking for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is that there are these kids that are looking for the original Ghostbusters and they want to learn how to catch ghosts since they’ve been finding their old equipment and finding Ecto 1 on their own. The town has been taken by ghosts again and the kids want to fight them but they don’t really know how so they want to try and find Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddemore. Hoping they could teach them. They find out that Egno Spengler died to explain Harold’s real-life passing but the surviving Ghostbusters, the ones that are left are still around… but they want nothing to do with ghost catching anymore. Ray, Peter and Winston moved on.
I remember a point where Dan Aykroyd said originally the 4 ghostbusters moved on to have all kinds of problems in life and from the looks of the trailer, looks like he’s staying true to that idea. When Ray Stantz picked up the phone toward the end of the trailer and says, “We’re closed”, he sounds like an angry old man which is how he’ll appear to be in the movie. He’ll no longer be this fast talking funny man like he was in the first two films. Peter and Winston will be different too, I bet.
Annie Potts aka Janine the crazy secretary lady makes an appearance in the trailer as you can see.
The question is, will Ray, Peter and Winston suit up and start fighting ghosts again in the film? My guess is that it’s an absolute yes. They’ll be teaching the kids how to catch ghosts so they have to. Ray, Peter and Winston will refuse at first ’cause they want nothing to do with that life anymore but the kids will keep begging and begging so at some point in the movie, they ended up helping them. When Ray, Peter and Winston notice the kids are in danger that’s when they’ll suit up and put the proton packs back on. If Peter and Winston won’t be in ghost busting catching action again, then Ray Stantz will be the most likely. They need to do something to keep the fans entertained ’cause they’ll be expecting the original Ghostbusters to get back into action.
I’m sure Harold will get a nice big tribute in there somewhere… will Egon appear as a ghost? Possibly, we’ll have to wait and see what they’ll do. I’m sure they’ll do something with Egon in the film.
I love the Ghostbusters. Always been a huge fan but I refuse to watch that all-girl reboot directed by Paul Feig and I will never watch that one at all but “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” yes, definitely. I’ll be there in the theater for that one.