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Here’s the first plot details on Ghostbusters 3 and the original stars react and… will they be back?

January 19th, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, we know now that a third Ghostbusters movie is officially in the works with original director Ivan Reitman’s son, Jason, at the helm.

Reitman himself is a cracking film-maker with the likes of Juno and Thank you for Smoking under his belt, and he was IN Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 (get all the details here), so he’s definitely the man for the gig.

And we got a gorgeous teaser:

So now we have to start getting into the details of it all.

Firstly, we have already sat and discussed what we think with happen (here), but now we have some more details.

But we have to say that a few months ago Dan Aykroyd said that a third Ghostbusters movie is now in the works (here) and in that interview he said that he was hopeful the surviving three original stars – Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and, yes, Bill Murray – would all return as the script was so good; look, they ALL came back for Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot in 2016, so they better come back for this!

Anyway, so, with all that known, now we have supposedly new details.

The news comes – as all news does – from a ‘trusted source’ and it says the two main characters in the movie will be a young boy and girl.

The boy will be 13 and “passionate about fantasy and conspiracy theories. Furthermore, he apparently approaches every situation with “unbridled excitement for the unknown.” What’s perhaps most interesting though is that he quite often will narrate life in real time, adding “descriptive color” to the people he meets.”


Next up, the girl “crosses paths with the aforementioned boy at some point in the film and they quickly become friends. She’s 12 years of age… and is said to be an insanely smart kid. However, she often has a hard time with “interpreting and expressing emotions and speaks with a flat delivery that make her observations humorous.” Though she wants to connect with others, she struggles with interpreting how her family and friends feel and has difficulty sharing her own feelings. Her “science acumen” is said to prove invaluable throughout the story, though.

The story will apparently focus on a family – presumably one of the kids’ above – who return to a small town and learn “more about who they are and the secrets of the town itself.”

We’re also hearing that there will be another two teens in the movie, another boy and girl, but how they fit in is unknown so far.

Now, adding to this, star Ernie Hudson has been talking about the franchise and if it still has something to offer the world: “I think we do,” he says,  “we’ve grown, we’ve learned and a lot of really new young talent that I’m sure they’d bring in to it. So it would be a lot of fun. I think it would only deepen. And we’ll miss Harold.”

Describing the reboot as “uniquely theirs, which I guess it should have been, but I wanted to see something sort of extended from… This was a reboot,” Hudson says that he, like the fans, wanted more: “I would like to have seen a movie that takes place 30 years into the future, which is where we are. So I loved it, I think they did a wonderful job, I enjoyed the movie, but I’d like to see us bring the real Ghostbusters, whatever that means.”

This is all very similar to what he said to us during our interview with him a few years ago, before the reboot (watch that here).

Hudson also seems confident that the surviving cast will be back.

Going on the details above, we don’t think we’ll see a bunch of kids running around busting ghosts, but rather we’ll see a bunch of kids involved in something they can’t handle and need help with… we’re thinking if the Stranger Things or IT kids went to the crazy old Ghostbusters for help.

Now tell me that doesn’t sound pretty damned great.

We have faith in Jason Reitman and, after Venom and Into The Spider-verse, we have faith in Sony too.

The Ghostbusters are coming back, guy… and that’s the best news of the year so far.

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….