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Could the Ghostbusters 2016 movie actually be Ghostbusters 3? We made a graphic to make the argument

March 3rd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Ok, so the trailer hit for Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters movie earlier today and, love it or hate it, one thing did spring to mind… this doesn’t feel like a reboot, this feels like a sequel. 

A ’30 years later’ type deal.

So, what is it? Well, we’ve done a little graphic that points out why we think it’s actually GBIII. Have we missed stuff? Probably – it was just the stuff that immediately jumped out at us.

Is there stuff that disproves our theory? If we sit and think about it then, yes, probably.

But we’re just trying to make sense of all this. What we do know is that with the original Firehouse in the trailer a lot, Slimer making an appearance and the opening making reference to the first movie (It was three scientists, not four. And it was 32 years ago, not 30 – but we take the point), we have a feeling this may well be what we wanted all along… an adventure set in the same movie universe as Ghostbusters I & II.

Let us know what you all think.

UPDATED: Because we’re smug (not really), we thought we’d point out that Dan Aykroyd himself called it Ghostbusters 3 after the trailer hit. Proof, perhaps?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….