Ghostbuster 3 Cadets by the Truckload

April 14, 2009

Dan Aykroyd has recently shared a little bit of news about the third Ghostbusters movie that's supposedly going to exist at some point. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky from The Office are writing the script, not Aykroyd or Harold Ramis, as they did with the first two. But that doesn't mean Aykroyd doesn't have some gossip to spread.

In talking about the third film, Aykroyd tells us that there may be more "cadets" being mentored by the original Ghostbusters than we originally thought:

There will be a whole new generation that has to be trained, and that whole new generation will be led by an individual who you’ll all love when you meet him but I’m not going to tell you anything yet.

He continues to tantalize us:

They’ll be lots of cadets, boys and girls, who’ll be learning how to use the psychotron, the accelerators and all the new stuff, the neuron splitter, which is going to be the interplaner, interceptor and all these great tools that they’re going to have, to flip from dimension to dimension.

Inter-dimensional travel? That sounds promising. As to who he's referring to in the new generation, that's anyone's guess at this point, though I wouldn't be surprised if his last name rhymed with Fudd or Bogen.

When Aykroyd talks about there being "lots of cadets," I can only assume that he means they're going to start out with lots of cadets, and then separate the wheat from the chaff to see who's really got the skills to be a Ghostbuster. The thought of there being a team of twenty Ghostbusters just wouldn't make any sense at all.

What are your thoughts on this? Will Ghostbusters 3 be a disaster, or the best film in the franchise?

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