Discuss the upcoming movie to be released in 2020 and directed by Jason Reitman.
#4944705
The fact Slimer and Muncher are both connected seems enforced by the fact they are bundled together as toys, but who knows in what way.
It could be seen just like a pokemon toy that sells all evolved versions of itself in the same box.
Muncher seems to have the same apatite as Slimer, is connected to slime as we can see from the toys and shares such a similar look lots of us initially thought it was slimer in the trailer at first.
Still could mean something else, but it does add up.
#4944707
If that's the case Slimer's going to be pretty Hangry having been trapped in that Ghost trap all these years. Lord knows what kind of paranormal enegy he absorbed from Egon's lab.

Hear that Sony? That's perfect product placing opportunity without looking desperate. Unlike this:

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I think Slimer and Muncher are two different entities. The box art with Muncher having slime ooze out of his mouth is just creative license I think. There are also Stay Puft and Terror Dog toys that ooze slime from their mouths, but I don't think that this actually happens in the film. Again, just creative license to sell toys.

With that said, unlike Slimer, it seems Muncher has an apetite for metal instead of real food. Come to think of it, the Muncher we see being chased by the Ecto-1 and the kids appears smaller than the Muncher we get a glimpsed of in the abandoned warehouse. Perhaps he eats some of this metal used to build Gozer's temple and it causes him to grow/become more aggressive.

I still predict that Muncher and his appetite for eating metal will factor into the finale somehow. I could see Gozer being on the cusp of returning when Phoebe gets the idea to release Muncher, he eats the entire temple, causing the portal to collapse in on itself. Heck, that might be why Spengler had Muncher stashed away in a ghost trap instead of dumping him in a containment unit. He wanted Muncher to be on hand as needed.
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JonXCTrack wrote: January 21st, 2021, 11:44 am I think Slimer and Muncher are two different entities. The box art with Muncher having slime ooze out of his mouth is just creative license I think.
Muncher on the slime lab box art shows him regurgitating slime and Slimer. Still could mean a lot, but there is definitely a connection between the two.

Why are tardigrades the new cool look in syfy nowadays?
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JonXCTrack wrote: January 21st, 2021, 11:44 am I think Slimer and Muncher are two different entities. The box art with Muncher having slime ooze out of his mouth is just creative license I think. There are also Stay Puft and Terror Dog toys that ooze slime from their mouths, but I don't think that this actually happens in the film. Again, just creative license to sell toys.

With that said, unlike Slimer, it seems Muncher has an apetite for metal instead of real food. Come to think of it, the Muncher we see being chased by the Ecto-1 and the kids appears smaller than the Muncher we get a glimpsed of in the abandoned warehouse. Perhaps he eats some of this metal used to build Gozer's temple and it causes him to grow/become more aggressive.

I still predict that Muncher and his appetite for eating metal will factor into the finale somehow. I could see Gozer being on the cusp of returning when Phoebe gets the idea to release Muncher, he eats the entire temple, causing the portal to collapse in on itself. Heck, that might be why Spengler had Muncher stashed away in a ghost trap instead of dumping him in a containment unit. He wanted Muncher to be on hand as needed.
That's a cool theory I hadn't thought about.
#4944717
Forbes says Sony let go of Connected/The Mitchells vs. The Machines for $110m. Variety echoes Kingpin's inability to get an official budget. I still think that suggests that it's somewhat possible that Sony would consider giving Ghostbusters: Afterlife to a streamer for $150-200m ($110m is only twice or just over a hypothetical $50m-$100m budget), although, again, the deal would potentially have to be more complicated if Sony is going to retain home video, merch, and the IP (it sounds like a full sale, but it would be interesting to know if Sony is going to release discs for this).

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but at that point, there's the question of whether or not a streaming service would find Ghostbusters: Afterlife to be a sure enough bet with a potentially $200m price tag to be worth buying. If we get to the point where Sony is considering selling part of something as high profile as this movie, I think that'll be the rub: how much Sony believes they could get out of this as a successful venture versus how much potential a buyer sees in it. I know we're all excited about it, but I would be shocked if anyone here felt confident enough to put money on this being a smash hit, given the wake of 2016 and the hit-and-miss performance of legacy sequels recently. I think Sony, in addition to them owning the IP, is hoping that this would be a success in the vein of the Jumanji reboot...but then they made a sequel that cost more, made less, and seemed to capture less of the audience's attention. Would be very interested to hear their current POV on Afterlife's commercial prospects, especially as a summer movie with a hundred moving marketing parts that were all thrown into disarray by the pandemic.
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JonXCTrack wrote: January 21st, 2021, 11:44 am I think Slimer and Muncher are two different entities. The box art with Muncher having slime ooze out of his mouth is just creative license I think. There are also Stay Puft and Terror Dog toys that ooze slime from their mouths, but I don't think that this actually happens in the film. Again, just creative license to sell toys.

With that said, unlike Slimer, it seems Muncher has an apetite for metal instead of real food. Come to think of it, the Muncher we see being chased by the Ecto-1 and the kids appears smaller than the Muncher we get a glimpsed of in the abandoned warehouse. Perhaps he eats some of this metal used to build Gozer's temple and it causes him to grow/become more aggressive.

I still predict that Muncher and his appetite for eating metal will factor into the finale somehow. I could see Gozer being on the cusp of returning when Phoebe gets the idea to release Muncher, he eats the entire temple, causing the portal to collapse in on itself. Heck, that might be why Spengler had Muncher stashed away in a ghost trap instead of dumping him in a containment unit. He wanted Muncher to be on hand as needed.
I really like this. Its a very Real Ghostbusters ending. I could totally see that happening.
#4944726
JonXCTrack wrote: January 21st, 2021, 11:44 am I think Slimer and Muncher are two different entities. The box art with Muncher having slime ooze out of his mouth is just creative license I think. There are also Stay Puft and Terror Dog toys that ooze slime from their mouths, but I don't think that this actually happens in the film. Again, just creative license to sell toys.

With that said, unlike Slimer, it seems Muncher has an apetite for metal instead of real food. Come to think of it, the Muncher we see being chased by the Ecto-1 and the kids appears smaller than the Muncher we get a glimpsed of in the abandoned warehouse. Perhaps he eats some of this metal used to build Gozer's temple and it causes him to grow/become more aggressive.

I still predict that Muncher and his appetite for eating metal will factor into the finale somehow. I could see Gozer being on the cusp of returning when Phoebe gets the idea to release Muncher, he eats the entire temple, causing the portal to collapse in on itself. Heck, that might be why Spengler had Muncher stashed away in a ghost trap instead of dumping him in a containment unit. He wanted Muncher to be on hand as needed.
If the kids get multiple confrontations with Muncher then he could be their first bust. If he keeps re-appearing (either traps breaking or he can dematerialise somehow), then I expect there could be a larger, menacing Stay Puft style version we haven't seen yet. Big enough to eat an Ecto?

I could see the climax split between the kids busting godzilla Muncher and the oldies dealing with whatever Gozer threat there may be.

Or not. I guess there might be more than one new ghost in the movie.
#4944731
JonXCTrack wrote: January 21st, 2021, 1:27 pm Has anyone obtained a copy of the Empire magazine yet? If so, is there any new information revealed?
I have it. No new information per se, but there is this lovely quote from Jason;
"It's not my job to shape who Venkman is. It's just my job to be there when he starts talking".

Looks like Bill is being Bill!
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One thing that does leave me with maybe a smidge of trepidation, is how well Jason was able to rebuff Murray's force of will. The stories from Ghostbusters: The Video Game still linger in my mind, and I hope Murray didn't try to make things more difficult than they had to be for Jason.

Interesting to note that Jason is actually 5 years older than his dad was when he directed the original film.
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Kingpin wrote: January 21st, 2021, 4:27 pm One thing that does leave me with maybe a smidge of trepidation, is how well Jason was able to rebuff Murray's force of will. The stories from Ghostbusters: The Video Game still linger in my mind, and I hope Murray didn't try to make things more difficult than they had to be for Jason.

Interesting to note that Jason is actually 5 years older than his dad was when he directed the original film.
Did you watch the midnight's edge video about Murray? He's always hard to deal with. Still love his work thought.
#4944742
Reddit spoilers
- Paul Rudds Character is called Jason Grooberson and he is mysteriously headhunted by Summervilles High School principal to join the faculty
- The Town of Summersville hides a dark secret, they are all in fact members of the cult of Gozer
- In 1984 when the doorway to the Gozer dimension was sealed the energy from the porthole was expelled from New York and latched itself onto the selenium mines in Summersville, where the stone to build Spook Central came from
- There is a temple in the Shandor mines that the cult uses for rituals
- It is revealed that Egon knew that the Cult of Gozer lived on and went to the town to wait for his return
- In the subsequent years he passed away but left instruction to his family to continue his vigil. And should Gozer return he left contacts for the other Ghostbusters too
- Janine and Winston are happily married as are Peter and Dana.
- Gooberson is revealed to be the only living descendent of Ivo Shandor who the cult have lured here to act as the vessel for Shandors Spirit.
- Ray has been living alone in the old firehouse keeping watch on the local paranormal activity in New York. It has been quiet for decades but he always holds onto the hope that one day he may be useful again.
- Egons Farmhouse is filled with miniature stay Puft Marshmallow men
- There are 3 Terror dogs in the film, The Gatekeeper, The Keymaster and The Custodian which are made up of two of the cult members plus Ivo Shandor (who is played by JK Simmons)
- Gozers form appears at the Firehouse as a giant Terror dog.
- Phoebe, Trevor, Ray, Peter, Winston and Dana all suit up for the final battle
- Gozer is finally defeated because the ghostbusters have a member on the other side.
- Egon becomes the Guardian of the portal to the gozer dimension
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#4944743
robbritton wrote: January 21st, 2021, 3:49 pm
JonXCTrack wrote: January 21st, 2021, 1:27 pm Has anyone obtained a copy of the Empire magazine yet? If so, is there any new information revealed?
I have it. No new information per se, but there is this lovely quote from Jason;
"It's not my job to shape who Venkman is. It's just my job to be there when he starts talking".

Looks like Bill is being Bill!
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I dont wanna get my hopes up so early in the hype game. But..that makes me giddy. Cant help it.
#4944749
MULTIPLE reliable sources are confirming it. Not surprising though tbh.
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