New Rumors About Ghostbusters 3

February 8, 2010

We're all suckers for news -- whether it's verified insider information or just plain gossip -- when it comes to Ghostbusters 3, and the rumor mill has churned out some more bits and pieces of potentially false stuff for us to mull over. It's a good time to be a Ghostbusters fan.

Before you go any further you should be warned that all of the proceeding information consists of potential spoilers, so if you want to come into Ghostbusters 3 fresh if and when it eventually hits the theaters, you would do well to stop reading right about now.

Cinematical reports some very juicy gossip, some of which simply verifies things we've already heard before. For starters, it turns out Sigourney Weaver's slip of the tongue about Peter Venkman (Bill Murray's character) being a ghost for most of the movie was actually true. Murray is quoted as saying, "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."

Crazy! Is this awesome or the opposite awesome?

Also, they tell us about the ancient religion that the evil spirits are being summoned by:

...the central mythology of the sequel was being based on Zoroastrianism, which is one of the earliest religions on record. Like with most religions, the war between good and evil is at its central core, and in terms of evil there's Ahriman: the god of darkness, the eternal destroyer of good, personification and creator of evil, bringer of death and disease.

There's no word on whether or not Ahriman is going to be the head bad guy like Gozer the Gozerian in the first Ghostbusters, but as of right now that's your best bet.

What are your thoughts about this new info? Are you more excited about the third Ghostbusters, or does it sound like the sequel is way off track already? To say that the idea of Peter Venkman as a ghost for most of the film is very strange would be an understatement. Here's hoping these guys know what they're doing.

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