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The Government Proton Gun Vehicle was a six wheeled armored fighting vehicle repurposed with a proton gun attached to it that was designed to deal with supernatural events. It appears in the Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) deleted scene "Bring It In", as well as being in the background in the movie for chapters 14 and 15.

History

Primary Canon

After Rowan North broke the barrier between the World of the Living and the World of the Dead and released ghosts into New York City, the combined forces of the Department of Homeland Security, the National Guard, and the New York Police Department mobilized and established a position outside The Mercado Hotel. Rowan, still in possession of Kevin Beckman, flew down the building and greeted them. Agent Rorke signaled Agent Hawkins to activate the vehicle's proton gun but the remote wouldn't work. Rowan used his powers to take control of the armed forces and make them mimic his movements.

Secondary Canon

Deleted Scenes

Agent Hawkins ordered the cannon to open fire. The building soaked in the fire power, further energized it, and then fired back at the cannon and took it out of commission.

Development

On September 3, 2016, Annis Naeem posted a four concepts for the Government Proton Gun Vehicle.[1][2][3][4]

On September 5, 2016, Annis Naeem posted a concept for the Government Proton Gun Vehicle from March 24, 2015.[5]

Trivia

  • The two novelizations describe it as a "big military truck with a giant proton cannon attached to it. The Holder Novelization added that the cannon was reverse-engineered from objects confiscated from the Ghostbusters.[6][7]
  • In the Bring It In deleted scene, when Homeland Security shows up in front of the Mercado - Agent Hawkins had a line that referenced "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "Alright, on the count of 1...2...5, fire!"[8]

Appearances

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Secondary Canon

References

  1. Annis Naeem instagram post #1 9/3/16
  2. Annis Naeem instagram post #2 9/3/16
  3. Annis Naeem instagram post #3 9/3/16
  4. Annis Naeem instagram post #4 9/3/16
  5. Annis Naeem instagram 9/5/16
  6. Deutsch, Stacia (June 2016). "Ghostbusters Movie Novelization", p. 112. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, New York NY USA, ISBN 1481475126. Narrator says: "A big military truck rumbled through the street with a giant proton cannon attached."
  7. Holder, Nancy (July 2016). Ghostbusters, p. 228. Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, New York NY USA, ISBN 076538843X. Narrator says: "A big military truck rumbled down the rows of personnel. A giant weapon was affixed to it. It was a proton cannon that had been produced after reverse-engineering the objects confiscated from the so-called sad, lonely Ghostbusters."
  8. EMPIRE Online "Empire Podcast: Ghostbusters Spoiler Special with Paul Feig" 18:16-18:46 7/27/16 Paul Feig says: "I'm very sad because we actually had... had a "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" joke in there and cut it our because we had when the Homeland Security guys show up to Times Square there's this whole thing with a Proton Gun the government has come up with. We made this... this thing is as big as a tank - it comes and when it shoots the building, it actually powers up the building even more and shoots back blowing the thing up. We had Michael actually when he does the line like, "Alright, on the count of 1...2...5, fire!"."

Gallery

Primary Canon

Deleted Scenes

Behind the Scenes

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