It’s been over 30 years since the first two Ghostbusters films were released, and according to Bill Murray, getting dressed isn’t as easy as it used to be. A lot of it has to do with this iconic proton pack. During an interview on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”Murray said: “It hurt. It was very painful. For some reason… these directors just love to say, “OK, now you guys are all on the ground,” with that thing on your back. And then you have to roll over like a dead bug and try to get up while I carry the vacuum cleaner. Murray added that the proton packs in Ghostbusters: Afterlife weren’t as heavy as those originally used in 1984’s Ghostbusters, but he joked that it didn’t matter much due to the current team strength level.
Similarly, young Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace also spoke about the weight of the proton packs during an interview with “Today.” “They are very heavy. They have about 20 pounds and there are lighter ones as well. [pounds]Grace said.
While it’s currently unclear if Murray will be donning that proton pack again anytime soon, Sony and Ghost Corps have announced several new projects to expand the beloved franchise. This includes the animated film and the sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife.