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Cera & Ghostbusters

Dec. 29, 2009by: Niki Stephens

Michael Cera is getting all fanboy for GHOSTBUSTERS 3.

While working on the film YEAR ONE, he fulfilled a fantasy by getting to work with Harold Ramis. Cera grilled Egon about the upcoming sequel wondering who among the originals would be returning, as well as the new generation of Ghostbusters.

When talking with People magazine, Cera talked about his experience, "(I loved) Ghostbusters. As a kid, I wanted to be Bill Murray's character. Harold told me lots of stories and I memorized every word." Awwww. Little boy awkward wants to suit up and take on some big bad ghosties.

We don't have a lot of information on the third installment, except for what Sigourney Weaver gushed a few weeks ago. Would Cera be a good fit as the grown up Ghostbusting Oscar? Who knows at this point, but I wouldn't count him completely out of the picture. What I'm still trying to wrap my head around is the Bill Murray ghost thing. It's certainly not a terrible idea. As long as Murray is involved, I don't care what he does.

Extra Tidbit: I feel like Ernie Hudson gets left out a lot. Makes me sad.
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12:21PM on 01/02/2010

He's Garbage!

Cera has no range and no business in ghostbusters. There is no place for an awkward teen in ghostbusters. He's just not funny at all. And he doesn't even know the name of Bill Murray's character for fcks sake. I don't know any GB fan who says Bill Murray's character, they say Venkman. But I bet you he doesn't even know that name.
Cera has no range and no business in ghostbusters. There is no place for an awkward teen in ghostbusters. He's just not funny at all. And he doesn't even know the name of Bill Murray's character for fcks sake. I don't know any GB fan who says Bill Murray's character, they say Venkman. But I bet you he doesn't even know that name.
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9:34PM on 12/30/2009
I had the pleasure of meeting Hudson in an elevator and you guys are totally right. Nice, humble guy. we had a brief chat about Oz and it made my year.

FYI- I'm not the type of guy people talk to in an elevator.
I had the pleasure of meeting Hudson in an elevator and you guys are totally right. Nice, humble guy. we had a brief chat about Oz and it made my year.

FYI- I'm not the type of guy people talk to in an elevator.
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12:35PM on 12/30/2009
Ditto. Whenever they made games or poster, it seems Winston got left out more often which sucked. I like Winston alot too.

I don't see Cera in this movie unless he's in a role similar to Rick Moranis.
Ditto. Whenever they made games or poster, it seems Winston got left out more often which sucked. I like Winston alot too.

I don't see Cera in this movie unless he's in a role similar to Rick Moranis.
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11:42AM on 12/30/2009
Winston was my favorite Ghostbuster when I was younger so hopefully he will get more screen time.
Winston was my favorite Ghostbuster when I was younger so hopefully he will get more screen time.
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9:27AM on 12/30/2009
I really wish Michael Cera would go away already.
I really wish Michael Cera would go away already.
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3:59AM on 12/30/2009
Hudson is a class act. The guy was a janitor and went to acting school saying he had an issue telling his kid they could be whatever they wanted to be, when he wasn't being what he wanted to be.

He's been talking a lot about a 3rd sequel in some recent interviews. Here's just a couple: [link]

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And here is one where he's quoted as saying they are going to probably start shooting in the fall, 2010, but the story also confuses him with Mac, from Night Court, so who knows...
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Hudson is a class act. The guy was a janitor and went to acting school saying he had an issue telling his kid they could be whatever they wanted to be, when he wasn't being what he wanted to be.

He's been talking a lot about a 3rd sequel in some recent interviews. Here's just a couple: [link]

[link]

And here is one where he's quoted as saying they are going to probably start shooting in the fall, 2010, but the story also confuses him with Mac, from Night Court, so who knows...
[link]
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3:20AM on 12/30/2009
even if i do think Cera is a one trick pony im still in.Murray wants Hudson back for the 3rd or he wont do it or so ive read.
even if i do think Cera is a one trick pony im still in.Murray wants Hudson back for the 3rd or he wont do it or so ive read.
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12:22AM on 12/30/2009
I'm only watch if Ernie Hudson is in it.
I'm only watch if Ernie Hudson is in it.
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11:32PM on 12/29/2009
I feel the exact same way about Ernie Hudson!! He was always my favorite and gets completely shafted. He wasn't even on the cover of the first one and in the game he shows up 3 missions late!!
I feel the exact same way about Ernie Hudson!! He was always my favorite and gets completely shafted. He wasn't even on the cover of the first one and in the game he shows up 3 missions late!!
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10:28PM on 12/29/2009
Good God, NO!!! Cera is just a completely unfunny, one-note character. I can't even be bothered to call him an actor.

Unless....if they made him a deaf, mute, quadriplegic, then that might work. Maybe.
Good God, NO!!! Cera is just a completely unfunny, one-note character. I can't even be bothered to call him an actor.

Unless....if they made him a deaf, mute, quadriplegic, then that might work. Maybe.
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10:22PM on 12/29/2009

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True, but I'd argue of the four, two were writers, and the other is Bill Murray. Hudson is great though, and I hope, if this does get made, the rumor is true and Bill Murray wanted him to have more screen time.
True, but I'd argue of the four, two were writers, and the other is Bill Murray. Hudson is great though, and I hope, if this does get made, the rumor is true and Bill Murray wanted him to have more screen time.
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10:13PM on 12/29/2009

This movie is sounding worse and worse..

I've been a Ghostbuster fan my entire life, and have been dying to see a GB3 since 1989. If Michael Cera is cast as a new Ghostbuster, then I'm not seeing the movie. It's sad that a franchise with such promise is going to go down the tubes. Instead of focusing on the chemistry between the original Ghostbusters, which is where the success of the series comes from, instead they would rather throw the script to talentless writers (Year One was pathetic), and put all the focus on a new generation
I've been a Ghostbuster fan my entire life, and have been dying to see a GB3 since 1989. If Michael Cera is cast as a new Ghostbuster, then I'm not seeing the movie. It's sad that a franchise with such promise is going to go down the tubes. Instead of focusing on the chemistry between the original Ghostbusters, which is where the success of the series comes from, instead they would rather throw the script to talentless writers (Year One was pathetic), and put all the focus on a new generation of younger hipper Ghostbusters, like possibly Michael Cera and Seth Rogen. Good marketting plot, Sony. That'll bring the college kids in to see this.
P.S. Whoever wrote this article clearly is not a Ghostbusters fan, or they would never say Bill Murray as a ghost was a good idea, and would never point out the OBVIOUSNESS of Ernie Hudson being left out. That's like bringing up how people don't realize Superman is Clark Kent. No duh!
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9:41PM on 12/29/2009
Look, it was funny in Arrested Development and in Superbad...but this whole awkward boy routine of his is getting really old. Please, please, PLEASE don't let him be one of the new Ghostbusters.
Look, it was funny in Arrested Development and in Superbad...but this whole awkward boy routine of his is getting really old. Please, please, PLEASE don't let him be one of the new Ghostbusters.
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8:55PM on 12/29/2009
Does anyone else think that Cera would be better suited to play the son of Rick Moranis and Annie Potts' characters than Sigourny Weavers?
Does anyone else think that Cera would be better suited to play the son of Rick Moranis and Annie Potts' characters than Sigourny Weavers?
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9:20PM on 12/29/2009
genius!!!
genius!!!
7:30PM on 12/29/2009

NO!

HELL NO! No, no, no, no, no, I refu...

Do something different in a movie and I'll consider it.
HELL NO! No, no, no, no, no, I refu...

Do something different in a movie and I'll consider it.
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7:25PM on 12/29/2009

yep

Damn right Ernie Hudson gets left out a lot. Wish they wouldn't do that to the guy.
Damn right Ernie Hudson gets left out a lot. Wish they wouldn't do that to the guy.
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6:53PM on 12/29/2009
1- Bill Murray as a ghost would be great to complete the trilogy in a finite fashion. The trick is WHEN TO MAKE HIM TURN INTO A GHOST IN THE SCRIPT. Venkman as ghost ='s closure.

-Cera would be fine as an older Oscar.
1- Bill Murray as a ghost would be great to complete the trilogy in a finite fashion. The trick is WHEN TO MAKE HIM TURN INTO A GHOST IN THE SCRIPT. Venkman as ghost ='s closure.

-Cera would be fine as an older Oscar.
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6:47PM on 12/29/2009

Make him Dana's kid, Oscar, and i'm ok

He's a one-trick pony so far, but really, really good at his one-trick. He could possibly pass as Oscar if he were to suit up. He would be the Ray Stanz character type though; he's not smooth enough to carry Pete Venkman's jock.
He's a one-trick pony so far, but really, really good at his one-trick. He could possibly pass as Oscar if he were to suit up. He would be the Ray Stanz character type though; he's not smooth enough to carry Pete Venkman's jock.
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6:36PM on 12/29/2009

murray a ghost?

I think its a bad idea bc then there would be no fear of death. If he is a walking talking ghost that hangs out at the old company or whatever, it would kill suspense and I know its a comedy but if he is dead and he come back as a ghost, why would any of the other charters care about dying or why ever be scared? You wouldnt have fear bc you know there is life after death. Sounds cheap and gimmicky.
I think its a bad idea bc then there would be no fear of death. If he is a walking talking ghost that hangs out at the old company or whatever, it would kill suspense and I know its a comedy but if he is dead and he come back as a ghost, why would any of the other charters care about dying or why ever be scared? You wouldnt have fear bc you know there is life after death. Sounds cheap and gimmicky.
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6:56PM on 12/29/2009
The other characters fearing death would be based on the drawbacks Venkman has as a Ghost. He has to have a set of obstacles to overcome as a ghost. And when his charactcer arc is created, and those obstacles are set up, the character can then mine some comedy from it, and the other characters will fall into place.
The other characters fearing death would be based on the drawbacks Venkman has as a Ghost. He has to have a set of obstacles to overcome as a ghost. And when his charactcer arc is created, and those obstacles are set up, the character can then mine some comedy from it, and the other characters will fall into place.
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6:13PM on 12/29/2009

Thanks for that...

From the Joblo article "Ghostbusters Spoilers" (Dec. 11, 2009) -- "Read no further if you dont want Sigourney Weaver to possibly ruin a big surprise in the next GHOSTBUSTERS movie."
I did not want a possible surprise ruined so I did not read on. And yes I saw that it's been widely rumored, but I still managed to avoid it. Casting, on the other hand, I would like to keep up on...
I wish these articles would have the same opinion on what story points could be considered a "spoiler."
From the Joblo article "Ghostbusters Spoilers" (Dec. 11, 2009) -- "Read no further if you dont want Sigourney Weaver to possibly ruin a big surprise in the next GHOSTBUSTERS movie."
I did not want a possible surprise ruined so I did not read on. And yes I saw that it's been widely rumored, but I still managed to avoid it. Casting, on the other hand, I would like to keep up on...
I wish these articles would have the same opinion on what story points could be considered a "spoiler."
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6:11PM on 12/29/2009

Terrible

If Michael Cera ends up in a Ghostbusters movie as a Ghostbuster, I quit life.

THAT is raping my childhood. Ghostbusters were never a bunch of 20-somethings, but 30 + year old college professors who practiced psuedo science.

Truer words have never been spoken when Bill Murray said, "Yes, it's true. This man has no dick."

If Michael Cera ends up in a Ghostbusters movie as a Ghostbuster, I quit life.

THAT is raping my childhood. Ghostbusters were never a bunch of 20-somethings, but 30 + year old college professors who practiced psuedo science.

Truer words have never been spoken when Bill Murray said, "Yes, it's true. This man has no dick."

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6:01PM on 12/29/2009
Oh yeah: Cera's shtick is worn out. He should be happy, at least he made it last longer than that Napolean kid...
Oh yeah: Cera's shtick is worn out. He should be happy, at least he made it last longer than that Napolean kid...
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5:59PM on 12/29/2009
"I've seen shit that will turn you white!"

Hudson was da bomb in Ghostbusters, yo!!
"I've seen shit that will turn you white!"

Hudson was da bomb in Ghostbusters, yo!!
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5:57PM on 12/29/2009

Fuck off Cera!

You nailed it right on the head Niki..."Little boy awkward".
You nailed it right on the head Niki..."Little boy awkward".
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6:03PM on 12/29/2009
I don't hate Cera. I actually enjoy him. My problem is that he picks the same type of character. I'd like to see him branch out with something else. Then we could really see what he has to offer as an actor.
I don't hate Cera. I actually enjoy him. My problem is that he picks the same type of character. I'd like to see him branch out with something else. Then we could really see what he has to offer as an actor.
6:09PM on 12/29/2009
He plays new character in YOUTH IN REVOLT. Well, half of a new character. It's a start, I guess.
He plays new character in YOUTH IN REVOLT. Well, half of a new character. It's a start, I guess.
6:59PM on 12/29/2009
Even in Youth In Revolt, he's essentially still playing one note, even his cool identity is a dork. He's def restricted by the way he looks, which is awkward. he has no chameleon-like acting ability. But his one good attribute is very strong, so he banks on it, for now.
Even in Youth In Revolt, he's essentially still playing one note, even his cool identity is a dork. He's def restricted by the way he looks, which is awkward. he has no chameleon-like acting ability. But his one good attribute is very strong, so he banks on it, for now.
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