JediJones wrote: ↑August 1st, 2021, 8:11 pm One of the most memorable RGB episodes to me is the one where they end up in a small town that turns out to be a place where werewolves and vampires are warring with each other. I definitely wanted to see a sequel end up in the kind of small town Afterlife is going to. I also like that early GB2 idea that would've had them going to Scotland. Anything to get out of New York, we've seen enough of that city and its icons. If they were franchising, that's the perfect excuse to get out of the city, because a franchise would naturally be opened up in a different location. I would've liked to have seen them encounter versions of more traditional monsters like werewolves, vampires, mummies, swamp creatures. The Stay Puft was a parody of Kong and Godzilla, so touching on more monsters that could be seen as parodies of monsters we already know the straight versions of would've helped with the comedy. I think the main villain should've been played by someone that has some kind of comedic persona and could ham it up a bit. He could be seen as more human-looking but be able to transform into a monstrous form. I would imagine his plot would be to try and kill off an entire town to create a ghost army for himself, and then use them to move on to the city. He has figured out some way to enslave ghosts, so he needs more to increase his power.
The good thing about casting Farley, Rock and Stiller is that they're not typical leading men. The core 'busters can't really be handsome or charismatic guys that could easily get dates based on their looks and charm. There's something a bit nerdy or off about each of those guys. Paul Rudd doesn't have that quality, so I don't think he'd make a good 'buster.
Wait. You don’t think Bill Murray has charisma? The man was charisma to spare! Venkman’s charisma is one of his defining character traits. Even Dana tells him “You don’t act like a scientist, you’re more like a game show host”. Also… since when is Ernie Hudson “nerdy or off”? He’s an Everyman, the audience surrogate! He’s also not schlubby. I bet Winston is a ladies man. In fact I guarantee it.
And how does Ben Stiller fit the bill of a “not typical leading man”? Not sure I agree with your assessment of him there. He’s far from the schlubby type you seem to be set on. I do think Stiller would make a great buster tho.
Jason Reitman mentioned the idea that the ghostbusters aren’t your typical good looking leading men in the trailer commentary. And that disappointed me a bit. A) because it probably means Paul Rudd won’t be donning a suit in GBA and b) It’s painting yourself into a corner & goes against an idea I like very much: Anyone can be a Ghostbuster. Male, female, trans, gay, straight. Doesn’t matter. But Paul Rudd has that very Bill Murrayish sly sense of humour. Very dry & witty.
I seem to be one of the few people in the world that isn’t a Chris Farley fan. I don’t think his comedy fits within the Ghostbusters style. Ghostbusters is sly, sardonic & dry. Chris Farley is about as far away from that as you can get.
In the early 2000s I thought Ellen Degeneres might make a good Ghostbuster. When I watched Parks & Rec I could also see Chris Pratt & Amy Pohler as GB’s. Same with Louis CK before his…downfall. Robert Downey Jr also has that great Bill Murray style.
One of the first casts lists I remember hoping for as a kid when I first heard about GB3 in the mid 90s was Jeff Goldblum, David Duchovney, Will Smith & Owen Wilson