Sorry, Venkman, I’m terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.
Once the Extreme Ghostbusters left the air the series entered another period of semi-dormancy, with only sporadic comic series from various publishers portraying the further adventures of the Ghostbusters. IDW publishing, publishers of modern G.I. Joe and Transformers comics, ran some of the most of the most popular series, teaming up the Ghostbusters with other franchises like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files and Mars Attacks!
Every so often rumours of a potential script for Ghostbusters 3 would appear or be bandied about by Dan Akroyd as he promoted another film but as all four members of the original team had veto rights over any script and Bill Murray was famously indifferent to returning, nothing ever materialised.
Most of these rumours indicated that the third film would involve some variation of the Ghostbusters going to hell or else hell coming to Manhattan, as well as the passing of the baton to a new generation to continue the franchise.
While the possibility of a new film faded fans were presented with a reunion of sorts with 2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game. There had been many other video-games, including tie-ins with Ghostbusters II and the cartoons, however, GB :The VG featured the voices of Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray, along with other recurring characters like William Atherton’s Walter Peck and Annie Potts Janine Melniz. Akroyd and Ramis even doctored the script for the game with Akroyd stating at the time that that ” This is essentially the third movie.”