Dan Akroyd Hints That Ghostbusters 3 May Not Be the Dark, Gritty Reboot We Expected

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In an interview yesterday with MTV, jovial vodka pitchman Dan Akroyd shared a few vague plot details on the upcoming, Vulture-anticipated Ghostbusters 3. Harold Ramis had previously said that the four main stars of the original movies would likely serve as "mentors or advisers" to a new generation of Ghostbusters, which didn't really set off any alarms. But Akroyd implies that we may have something to worry about here:

"There will be a whole new generation that has to be trained, and that whole new generation will be led by an individual who you'll all love when you meet him but I'm not going to tell you anything yet. [...] They'll be lots of cadets, boys and girls, who'll be learning how to use the psychotron, the accelerators and all the new stuff, the neuron splitter, which is going to be the interplaner, interceptor and all these great tools that they're going to have, to flip from dimension to dimension."

We certainly won't pretend that Ghostbusters II didn't have a baby in it — but "cadets"? "Boys and girls"? Will we be asked to believe that children can properly operate proton packs? "Dimension to dimension"? Will this new Ghostbusting Academy be like Hogwarts? This vexes us.

Dan Aykroyd Hints At Ghostbuster ‘Cadets’ In ‘Ghostbusters’ Threequel [Movies Blog/MTV]