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"Yes, it's true–this man has no dick"

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 31, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 31, 2010 |

Sigh. Ghostbusters 3 is turning into one of those news sucks where we get random rumors from random sources, that never seem to add up to all that much that’s coherent. We’ve got Bill Murray claiming the film’s not happening, and that he’s refusing to be in it even if it is made unless they kill his character off. There are rumors of the writers doing exactly that, and making Peter Venkman be a ghost for most of the film. There will be four new Ghostbusters, a next generation if you will! Speculation has swirled at one point or another about just about every person in Hollywood under 30 being on the new team. Rick Moranis is coming out of retirement! Sigourney Weaver is in! The main thing everyone is sure of is that Ivan Reitman is in and that Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg are writing the script.

Well, there’s some new news that will take your mood from Slimer to Shia faster than a Crystal Skull enema. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that they have a secret inside source telling them that not only will there be a new foursome but that Dana’s son Oscar will be one of them. Not only that, but it finally will be revealed that he’s Venkman’s son. It’s funny, I always assumed that was the case, but it’s not technically canon.

That doesn’t sound like the worst possible hook for the new film, except that it was also the hook for Indiana Jones and the Increase in My Drinking Habit. I don’t know about you, but I think in the right light Shia LeBeouf looks like a younger Bill Murray, don’t you?

(source: Bloody Disgusting)

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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