Ghostbusters II: Complete Action Figure Box Set!

If you’re a Ghostbusters II fan who just wants to get down to brass tacks when it comes to action figures, look no further than the above box set!

Winston, Egon, Ray and Peter look awesome as 6-inch figures and they come packed with fan-favourite Slimer, who unexpectedly stole the show in both films and went on to have a surprisingly successful career for a character who didn’t actually have an official name for a long time. Fans of the franchise will want to pick this one up as it’s the most complete set of GBII figures you can get and each one makes a great addition to your toy shelf.

Meanwhile, from MusicRooms, Dan Aykroyd speaks on the possibility of a third entry!

Dan revealed that any chance of a third movie in the series hitting cinemas is dependent on Bill, although a script has been made available by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupitsky, who also wrote hit television show The American Office.

While a script has been penned, Sony Pictures Entertainment insists that 60-year-old Bill must return as Doctor Peter Venkman before the movie is given the green light. However, the notoriously reclusive Bill stated recently that he hasn’t yet read any script for the long-rumoured third installment of the successful series.

But 58-year-old Dan, who portrayed Doctor Raymond Stantz in the first two movies – released in 1984 and 1989 respectively – has reiterated his commitment to Ghostbusters 3, saying that “we hope to make the movie with Bill Murray – that’s where we’re standing”.

The Blues Brothers star also said that any third film will showcase a new group of Ghostbusters, suggesting that “there’s a great story to be told” as he believes the “promise of the new movie is handing the torch over” because the original Ghostbusters – Raymond, Peter, Winston Zeddemore and Doctor Egon Spengler – “are a little taxed physically now” and they “can’t be frontline operators any more”.

Many movie insiders have suggested that established comic actors such Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen would be perfect for the new Ghostbusters team.

Ivan Reitman off Ghostbusters?

Looks like bad news for the upcoming Ghostbusters movie…

Here’s the word from TotalFilm.

That logo never seemed more fitting. Just when it looked like things were getting fired up over at the Ghostbusters threequel, proceedings may have hit a stumbling block.

Seems Sony Columbia are feeling a bit tetchy about Ivan Reitman taking the helm as director, and are keen for a younger, hipper new filmmaker to take the reins. Yuhuh, it’s Spider-Man all over again.

Except this time, it’s Reitman who wields the power. An intricate web of legal thingmebobs means that Reitman and his cast get the final say on the project, not the studio (now there’s an interesting concept – filmmakers actually being in control of their own stuff).

So, even if Columbia want to hire the former director of Hannah Montana or some such guff, Reitman and the triumvirate of Akroyd-Ramis-Murray are the ones who get final approval on anything Ghostbusters 3.

The question now is: will he give up on the project entirely, and shelve Ghostbusters 3 forever? He’s already lined up to direct Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in cover-those-eyes-kids-rom-com F**kbuddies (coming soon to a title-changing factory near you), so he’s a busy fella.

We’re guessing his decision will rest on the quality of the script’s second draft, due this May. At that point, any one of the power-wielding cast members – the decidedly unenthusiastic Bill Murray the most likely suspect – could pull out of the flick and doom it to an early grave.

For anyone preferring to bury themselves in nostalgia rather than consider what is shaping up to be a travesty, we do have a Ghostbusters section over at CmdStore for action figure therapy. Take a look!