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September 10, 2010

Rick Moranis to come out of Retirement for Ghost Busters 3

— Posted by Rodney

Word says that Ghostbusters 3 will be passing the torch to Dana and Peter’s love child (Oscar, who was in Ghost Busters 2) , and now we get wind that Rick Moranis will be coming out of retirement to reprise his role as the nerdy neighbour Louis Tully.

Bloody Disgusting says:

In addition to the four Ghost Busters, Rick Moranis (who will be coming out of retirement for this) and Sigourney Weaver are expected to return as well. Still no word on how close the film is to actually going into production, but word has it things are actually progressing nicely (contrary to what Murray is saying).

I like the idea that Ghost Busters is shaping up to have purpose and could stand the chance of re-invigorating a series that disappeared 21 years ago.

Even without Bill Murray this looks to be shaping up fine. They can do this without him.

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  • http://mtsentiments.wordpress.com Jim

    As a child who was allowed very few filmic pleasures in life, it is excellent to hear that Canadian Rick Moranis is coming back to make the world funny once again. That said, while in retirement, he has been making future generations funnier with his advisory position at Humber College in Toronto.

  • http://movienews.pipeno.com/ Darren

    Welcome back Rick!!

    Can’t wait for the first spoiler of the movie to come out

  • Terry Letourneau

    It would be a shame if Bill Murray couldn’t repise his role. Hell, if he can do a film like Garfield, he should get slimed one more time. But maybe with the right pay cheque, he could come back.

  • Bumbledoor

    If there was ever a movie worthy of the return of Rick Moranis, THIS is the one! Go get her Ray!…er…Rick!

  • http://www.themoviescene.co.uk Andy

    It’s good that Rick is coming back and even if it takes another 3 years before we get this third Ghosbusters I would prefer they took their time and got the storyline right rather than just throwing something together too quickly and ruining the series even further.

  • Darrell

    “Dana and Peter’s love child (Oscar, who was in Ghost Busters 2)”

    Did you actually watch Ghostbusters II?

    Fail.

    • http://www.themovieblog.com Rodney

      Do you actually read this website?

      http://themovieblog.com/2010/08/ghost-busters-3-plot-has-venkmans-son-taking-over

      Fail.

      Its already been revealed that they are going to make Oscar Venkman’s child as they never said who the father was in Ghost Busters 2, and they didn’t reveal just how long Dana and Peter were apart.

      Oscar is the illegitimate son of Peter Venkman in the new proposed script and will be learning the “family business” and leading a new generation of Ghost Busters.

      Thanks for coming out.

      • http://FearTheClawVG.blogspot.com/ Justin

        OWNED! :-P

  • Kevin

    So help me out is Bill Murray coming back for three or no. I really hope he does because I’m sorry if there is no Murray the movie is going to suffer IMO. Murray is what made ghostbusters ghostbusters and has someone else posted it’s considered one of his best roles. I think has someone else said he was embarrassed by the final product of two so he should come back and make amends for it, knock it out of the park, and most importantly do it for the fans.

    • bamf

      If he did the videogame he could do another movie

      • http://www.themovieblog.com Rodney

        Doing one day of reading lines for a video game is a far cry different from being in a movie.

  • ROD

    Hope this is true. Ghostbusters is and was always an ensemble comedy, and the more back the better. You could always put money on Rick Moranis for a solid performance.

    It’s sad that Murray keeps changing his tune based upon what day it is.
    As an actor, I respect him for picking and choosing the projects he wants, but given that GB is considered one of his best, you’d think just this once he’d buck up and “make one for the fans”…

    • 420BAND

      He did the second time around, and the final product probally still embarrasses him. Can’t blame him really

      • ROD

        Point taken.

  • Mike

    It’s a shame he retired, especially after playing a character like Dark Helmet. Wish he’d come back more often.

    • http://www.themovieblog.com Rodney

      To be fair, he did a LOT of work after his appearance as Dark Helmet.

      But yes, I have always managed to enjoy Moranis. Even when he was shrinking things!

      • Mike

        I didn’t say he retired after that, I just found it to be a shame he retired considering playing that funny of a character.

    • Jay E

      But he retired for a noble (and tragic) reason: his wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer and he retired to focus on her and raise their children when she passed.

      He’s one actor with the right priorities, glad to see him coming back.

  • 420BAND

    Welcome Back Rick! Youve been MISSED!!!!!!!!!!

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