‘Ghostbusters 3′ News: Rick Moranis May Return Along With Another Familiar Character

It’s been awhile since I had an opportunity to rave about “Ghostbusters 3.” As a fan of the series, I’m willing to overlook a lot of things. But after I saw “Year One,” which the sequel’s writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky penned, I had to back away a little bit. Hate to say it, but that’s really not a very good movie.

There’s also been precious little news about “Ghostbusters 3.” Until now. An insider has been talking, and apparently the original foursome — including noted holdout Bill Murray — are on board, according to Bloody Disgusting. It seems even Rick Moranis is considering emerging from retirement for another outing with his old pals. Best of all though… there’s some plot info. Careful though, it’s a bit on the spoiler-y side. Continue at your own risk.

So for awhile now its been known that the third movie in the series would be set some years later, with the original team retired — one of them, now a ghost — and serving in a more advisory/mentor capacity. Assuming this insider’s info is accurate, we now know a bit more about the makeup of the young team.

One of its members will be baby Oscar from “Ghostbusters 2,” now grown up and ready to take over the family business. More than that, its been revealed that he is in fact the child of Murray’s Peter Venkman, something mama Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) neglected to tell him in “Ghostbusters 2.”

If it’s true, I can dig it. It’s not an outrageous plot twist, but it offers a nice tie between the two previous films and the new one, something that simply bringing back the characters wouldn’t nail quite as well. If it’s true. At this point, I won’t be convinced there’s really a third “Ghostbusters” coming until Murray comes to the MTV Newsroom and tells me personally. Or until it hits theaters. Whichever happens first.