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Bill Murray’s Take On Proton Packs On The Set Of Ghostbusters: Afterlife Is Classic

There’s a lot to love about those original two Ghostbusters films. There’s the A+ cast, the paranormal creatures and of course, the pitch-perfect humor. One of the most iconic aspects of the franchise, however, has to be the team’s signature capture devices, proton packs. The hefty-looking objects are set to return in a big way in the long-awaited sequel, Afterlife. However, according to the film’s stars, these particular packs will be somewhat different from the ones used in the original films. And of course, returning star Bill Murray had a classic take when discussing them on the set of the new film. 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife sees a new team of paranormal investigators taking the reins, and the group includes Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard and Captain Marvel alum McKenna Grace. The two recently spoke about their work on the upcoming film and were asked about acting while wearing the proton packs, to which Wolfhard explained that these packs were actually lighter than the ones used in the films of the ‘80s. This apparently caused Bill Murray to react in an on-brand way: 

They’re like half the weight they were in 1984. Bill Murray actually came on set and lifted one of them up. Then like went up to Ivan Reitman, who’s the original director, and went, ‘Ivan, why didn’t we have proton packs this light?’ Like, why do they get the special treatment?


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