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Will Peter Venkman's secret son take over the business in Ghostbusters 3?

08.31.2010

I have no idea what's going on with GHOSTBUSTERS 3.

Is it getting off the ground? Is it in limbo? Is Bill Murray still talking shit? (Most likely) Well, some new details have arisen via Bloody Disgusting.

Remember little baby Oscar from the sequel? Of course you do. It looks like little Oscar is the love child of Dana Berrett (Sigourney Weaver) and Peter Venkman (Bill Murray). According to an insider, Oscar is now grown-up and wants to take over the family business.

But who will be the older and eager Oscar? No details on that, but maybe Michael Cera is hoping for the part.

There's also more news from Bloody Disgusting that the awesome Rick Moranis will return for the sequel as well as Weaver. Word has it that the production is moving right along, regardless of anything Murray has been saying.

Sometimes I feel like the continued talk and rumors that surround GHOSTBUSTERS 3 are just throw around to keep it alive. I'd actually like for Ivan Reitman to be like, "We're doing it. It's in production. This is true and that is true...". Blah. Blah. Blah.

What do you think about Oscar being the secret love child of Dana and Peter?

Extra Tidbit: I'm surprised that they aren't trying to make even more HONEY I SHRUNK "the whatever" movies.

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10:59AM on 09/02/2010

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should be Oscar. And yes, having him as Venkman's son would be a nice tie-in and much more interesting.
should be Oscar. And yes, having him as Venkman's son would be a nice tie-in and much more interesting.
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6:11PM on 09/01/2010
Oscar taking over Ghostbusters could be interesting, but why would he be Venkmans son? That was not even a thought or an option in Ghostbusters 2. If they're having to reach that far out for ideas then maybe GB3 is doomed. :(
Oscar taking over Ghostbusters could be interesting, but why would he be Venkmans son? That was not even a thought or an option in Ghostbusters 2. If they're having to reach that far out for ideas then maybe GB3 is doomed. :(
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4:05AM on 09/02/2010
you have to read between the lines, but it seems to hint to that fact in Ghostbusters 2.
you have to read between the lines, but it seems to hint to that fact in Ghostbusters 2.
4:47PM on 09/01/2010

First of all, glad to hear Moranis' name thrown out there...

...but this sounds like bullshit. Even if it isn't bullshit, it's a far cry from anything concrete.

I also don't like to think Murray is "talking shit," because the only time he ever talks about it is if people ask him. He wasn't thrilled at the prospect of "The Office" writers doing the screenplay. Reitman, Ramis, and Aykroyd are keeping the dream alive by talking about it, and if they get him a script he likes, he'll sign. If they do it without him, they run the risk of losing a huge chunk
...but this sounds like bullshit. Even if it isn't bullshit, it's a far cry from anything concrete.

I also don't like to think Murray is "talking shit," because the only time he ever talks about it is if people ask him. He wasn't thrilled at the prospect of "The Office" writers doing the screenplay. Reitman, Ramis, and Aykroyd are keeping the dream alive by talking about it, and if they get him a script he likes, he'll sign. If they do it without him, they run the risk of losing a huge chunk of their audience.

I like the idea of the son of Peter Venkman unleashed, but only if his dad is there, too.
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1:13PM on 09/01/2010
For the love stay puft, do NOT put Micheal Vera on this thing. This kid has as much emotion as a tomato.

Why don't they just use the storylines from the new ghostbusters game???? The storylines was fantastic!
For the love stay puft, do NOT put Micheal Vera on this thing. This kid has as much emotion as a tomato.

Why don't they just use the storylines from the new ghostbusters game???? The storylines was fantastic!
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7:41AM on 09/01/2010

Actually had the same thought

Forgey and I were discussing the possibilities of GB3 and one of us said "They should have Oscar join the Busters!" Even threw Cera's name out there. I would however like to see somebody else play the role. Cera's doesn't spring to mind when you think of smarmy assholes. Venkman's kid needs to kinda clash heads with him because they're both smarmy assholes.
Forgey and I were discussing the possibilities of GB3 and one of us said "They should have Oscar join the Busters!" Even threw Cera's name out there. I would however like to see somebody else play the role. Cera's doesn't spring to mind when you think of smarmy assholes. Venkman's kid needs to kinda clash heads with him because they're both smarmy assholes.
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6:46AM on 09/01/2010
So, who would play Oscar? Hypothetically.
Because GB2 came out in 1989, so Seth Rogen and everyone would be too old and the only male actors in that age group ('89/'90) that are famous (or that I can think of) are the Harry Potter kids, Josh Hutcherson, um... Percy Jackson kids.

Nope, my brain is failing.
So, who would play Oscar? Hypothetically.
Because GB2 came out in 1989, so Seth Rogen and everyone would be too old and the only male actors in that age group ('89/'90) that are famous (or that I can think of) are the Harry Potter kids, Josh Hutcherson, um... Percy Jackson kids.

Nope, my brain is failing.
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5:48AM on 09/01/2010
As much as I love Bill Murray's tenure on SNL decades ago-Bill seems to be a miserable, bored with everything, no energy, pain in the ass these days. Wish he'd perk up.
As much as I love Bill Murray's tenure on SNL decades ago-Bill seems to be a miserable, bored with everything, no energy, pain in the ass these days. Wish he'd perk up.
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7:44AM on 09/01/2010
Except in ZombieLand. Best cameo ever.
Except in ZombieLand. Best cameo ever.
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4:55AM on 09/01/2010

EXTRA TIDBIT

Had forgot about those movies, but true, that is surprising.
Had forgot about those movies, but true, that is surprising.
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2:30AM on 09/01/2010

freaking awesome news about Rick Moranis!!

I for one am not getting my hopes up yet on this one. We've heard so much stuff on this and still have no concrete news yet, but it does make sense that Oscar is Dana's and Peter's kid. Scott Pilgrim has been getting a lot of good buzz, so maybe that will help people warm to the idea of Michael Cera. All I know is Year One was utter crap, and I don't bad mouth movies too often!
I for one am not getting my hopes up yet on this one. We've heard so much stuff on this and still have no concrete news yet, but it does make sense that Oscar is Dana's and Peter's kid. Scott Pilgrim has been getting a lot of good buzz, so maybe that will help people warm to the idea of Michael Cera. All I know is Year One was utter crap, and I don't bad mouth movies too often!
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12:51AM on 09/01/2010

Well...

...love child idea = perfect. Hell, I called that when the movie came out. lol

As for Michael Cera....that'll scare me and many others away. No. No. No.
...love child idea = perfect. Hell, I called that when the movie came out. lol

As for Michael Cera....that'll scare me and many others away. No. No. No.
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12:04AM on 09/01/2010
Ah fuck, don't let Michael Cera anywhere near this (maybe happening) movie!

Extra tidbit: don't give the unimaginative executive twits any ideas!
Ah fuck, don't let Michael Cera anywhere near this (maybe happening) movie!

Extra tidbit: don't give the unimaginative executive twits any ideas!
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11:44PM on 08/31/2010

NOT TO SHIT IN ANYONES SOUP HERE BUT...

As a fan of the movies (yes even part 2) I would rather see them left alone, I think Indy 5 just left such a bad mark on the series that I don't want to see that happen with Ghostbusters which is another beloved childhood movie franchise. Thats just the way I feel about it.
As a fan of the movies (yes even part 2) I would rather see them left alone, I think Indy 5 just left such a bad mark on the series that I don't want to see that happen with Ghostbusters which is another beloved childhood movie franchise. Thats just the way I feel about it.
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11:15PM on 08/31/2010

WE WANT SHIA!!!

i'll only watch this if Shia Labeouf is playing Oscar. that way if this sucks and they ruin yet another classic franchise i can place all blame on him again.

just as i did with Indy, Wall Street, and Even Stevens.
i'll only watch this if Shia Labeouf is playing Oscar. that way if this sucks and they ruin yet another classic franchise i can place all blame on him again.

just as i did with Indy, Wall Street, and Even Stevens.
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10:01PM on 08/31/2010

lol

i was already thinking of michael cera for the part a while ago.Also i think it would be good if the ghostbusters come out of retirement for 1 more big case and have to compete with the new younger group of ghostbusters and try to shew em how it's done old school style
i was already thinking of michael cera for the part a while ago.Also i think it would be good if the ghostbusters come out of retirement for 1 more big case and have to compete with the new younger group of ghostbusters and try to shew em how it's done old school style
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9:52PM on 08/31/2010
As long as ramis and akroyd are involved, and evrything clicks like it used to, it should be good. And I think that works as a premise. Bring it on!
As long as ramis and akroyd are involved, and evrything clicks like it used to, it should be good. And I think that works as a premise. Bring it on!
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9:39PM on 08/31/2010
If this movie gets made I would love for it to parody all of the recent paranormal reality shows. Seeing them rip into lame shows like Ghost Hunters would be classic. Perhaps Ray and Egon are reduced to being scientist on those shows.
If this movie gets made I would love for it to parody all of the recent paranormal reality shows. Seeing them rip into lame shows like Ghost Hunters would be classic. Perhaps Ray and Egon are reduced to being scientist on those shows.
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9:31PM on 08/31/2010
This would be a good idea/storyline to lead into Ghostbusters 3. I agree with the guy down below who said Neil Patrick Harris would be a good Oscar. I think that would be awesome casting, because he would gel nicely into the cast and he is funny (i.e. HIMYM and Harold and Kumar).
This would be a good idea/storyline to lead into Ghostbusters 3. I agree with the guy down below who said Neil Patrick Harris would be a good Oscar. I think that would be awesome casting, because he would gel nicely into the cast and he is funny (i.e. HIMYM and Harold and Kumar).
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11:16PM on 08/31/2010
waaaaaaaaaaay too old.
waaaaaaaaaaay too old.
8:49PM on 08/31/2010

screw murray

as much as i love bill murray, i don't see him having to be around for this. i think it would be cool to see the kid wanna get the business back up and running because of the recent explosion of the paranormal. maybe he has to round up the old crew that have scattered to the four winds or something. i dunno...just make it.
as much as i love bill murray, i don't see him having to be around for this. i think it would be cool to see the kid wanna get the business back up and running because of the recent explosion of the paranormal. maybe he has to round up the old crew that have scattered to the four winds or something. i dunno...just make it.
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8:28PM on 08/31/2010
At least if the Oscar rumor is true, it can bridge between Ghostbusters 2 and Ghostbusters 3 along with the original team. Dear God don't let Michael Cera gets the part. Jesse Eisenberg or Jamie Bell would be awesome.
At least if the Oscar rumor is true, it can bridge between Ghostbusters 2 and Ghostbusters 3 along with the original team. Dear God don't let Michael Cera gets the part. Jesse Eisenberg or Jamie Bell would be awesome.
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8:27PM on 08/31/2010
At least if the Oscar rumor is true, it can bridge between Ghostbusters 2 and Ghostbusters 3 along with the original team. Dear God don't let Michael Cera gets the part. Jesse Eisenberg or Jamie Bell would be awesome.
At least if the Oscar rumor is true, it can bridge between Ghostbusters 2 and Ghostbusters 3 along with the original team. Dear God don't let Michael Cera gets the part. Jesse Eisenberg or Jamie Bell would be awesome.
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8:20PM on 08/31/2010
$20 says Shia LaBeouf gets the part.
$20 says Shia LaBeouf gets the part.
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8:11PM on 08/31/2010

As much as I want it to happen.

I doubt it's going to happen, especially with those writers on it. The only good thing that came out of Scott Pilgrim not doing well is that Michael Cera has no chance of staining the legacy of the Ghostbusters. (and yes, I am one of the few who actually like the 2nd one)
I doubt it's going to happen, especially with those writers on it. The only good thing that came out of Scott Pilgrim not doing well is that Michael Cera has no chance of staining the legacy of the Ghostbusters. (and yes, I am one of the few who actually like the 2nd one)
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8:00PM on 08/31/2010
I think it's really the only good direction to go. I can see a new GB turning out well, if Reitman can get back in his groove. His last few movies have been pretty bad. I also think that the original cast is a little past their time to be playing ghost hunters again. I think it's time for a new generation and a new sequel to bring back GB fever.
I think it's really the only good direction to go. I can see a new GB turning out well, if Reitman can get back in his groove. His last few movies have been pretty bad. I also think that the original cast is a little past their time to be playing ghost hunters again. I think it's time for a new generation and a new sequel to bring back GB fever.
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7:57PM on 08/31/2010

Are you the keymaster?

I'm happy to see that they finally admitted that Oscar is the love son of Dana and Peter. Just please God, dont make it Michael Cera. He looks nothing like Weaver or Murray lol. And the WHOLE cast better be back, including Slimer and Janine Melnitz
I'm happy to see that they finally admitted that Oscar is the love son of Dana and Peter. Just please God, dont make it Michael Cera. He looks nothing like Weaver or Murray lol. And the WHOLE cast better be back, including Slimer and Janine Melnitz
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7:14PM on 08/31/2010
Peter's dead, Winston has moved on and found other work for the EPA (taking Peck's job, hehe). And Ray and Egon are now completely batshit insane with paranormal theories that it takes a grown Oscar and a new team of Ghostbusters to save the city from a new threat. Then at the very end, all the surviving Ghostbusters have to come together with the noobies for one last throwdown with the ghosts before they pass the torch down to the new team for Ghostbusters 4.
Peter's dead, Winston has moved on and found other work for the EPA (taking Peck's job, hehe). And Ray and Egon are now completely batshit insane with paranormal theories that it takes a grown Oscar and a new team of Ghostbusters to save the city from a new threat. Then at the very end, all the surviving Ghostbusters have to come together with the noobies for one last throwdown with the ghosts before they pass the torch down to the new team for Ghostbusters 4.
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6:46PM on 08/31/2010
I believed for years that Oscar was Venkman's kid and only realized he wasn't while re-watching the film as a teen.
I believed for years that Oscar was Venkman's kid and only realized he wasn't while re-watching the film as a teen.
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6:41PM on 08/31/2010

NPH WTF!!!

Neil Patrick Harris for Oscar! The man was a riot as Dr. Horrible. I'm not particularly a hater of Cera but I just don't see him being able to pull off the confidence and charisma that would come with being the son of Peter Venkman. The jury is out on that possibility for me as of yet.
Neil Patrick Harris for Oscar! The man was a riot as Dr. Horrible. I'm not particularly a hater of Cera but I just don't see him being able to pull off the confidence and charisma that would come with being the son of Peter Venkman. The jury is out on that possibility for me as of yet.
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6:54PM on 08/31/2010
NPH!
NPH!
7:57PM on 08/31/2010
NPH would be awesome for the role. But if not him than perhaps Joel Mchale?
NPH would be awesome for the role. But if not him than perhaps Joel Mchale?
8:28PM on 08/31/2010
Yeah, NPH!!
Yeah, NPH!!
3:10PM on 09/01/2010
Great suggestion. NPH is the man.
Great suggestion. NPH is the man.
6:07PM on 08/31/2010
Dana Crane?? Who the hell is Dana Crane? I'm seriously wondering how the writer of this post confused Crane with Berrett.
Dana Crane?? Who the hell is Dana Crane? I'm seriously wondering how the writer of this post confused Crane with Berrett.
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6:17PM on 08/31/2010
Denny Crane!
Denny Crane!
7:05PM on 08/31/2010
Holy shit. I did say Crane, didn't I? I have no idea what happened there. Anyway, it's fixed.
Holy shit. I did say Crane, didn't I? I have no idea what happened there. Anyway, it's fixed.
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6:05PM on 08/31/2010
Please get someone funny to play Oscar. And by funny I mean anyone other than Cera. Maybe Jesse Eisenberg?
Please get someone funny to play Oscar. And by funny I mean anyone other than Cera. Maybe Jesse Eisenberg?
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5:59PM on 08/31/2010
I just hope that Moranis returning won't put a hold on his music career.
I just hope that Moranis returning won't put a hold on his music career.
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5:51PM on 08/31/2010
Is this for real? Moranis and Weaver will be returning?
Is this for real? Moranis and Weaver will be returning?
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5:33PM on 08/31/2010
I'm fine with Oscar being Peter's son. Just as long as anyone but Micheal Cera plays him. But if that's the price I have to pay for seeing another GB movie, then so be it.
I'm fine with Oscar being Peter's son. Just as long as anyone but Micheal Cera plays him. But if that's the price I have to pay for seeing another GB movie, then so be it.
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