36 years after his father directed the last installment, Jason Reitman so of Ivan will be directing the next Ghostbusters film.
If your wondering what happened with the follow up film for Paul Feig’s version? Nothing has been announced if there will be a sequel. The toxicity of the reaction of that film was unbearable just because the lead cast were women. The abuse resulted in racist abuse towards one of the main cast,Leslie Jones. This new version won’t be connected to that film, this is connected to the original franchise, essentially this will be the long awaited Ghostbusters 3.
Jason Reitman announced the news via his Twitter account with the tweet “Finally got the keys to the car. #GB20.”
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) January 16, 2019
From the tweet there is the hashtag #GB20. It seems Sony Pictures are aiming for an Summer 2020 release date which would mean casting will be starting soon. Fans of the original films will be eager to know if any of the original cast will appear in this. Many of them made an cameo appearance in Feig’s version, for GB3 no cast has been confirmed yet.
Plot details are been kept a close secret but as its 30 years since the last film we’ll assume it could be a legacy film. Could it be one of those ideas that were floating around the web for a long time? All we know is the film will be set in present day.
Reitman told EW “I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans. This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ’80s happened in the ’80s, and this is set in the present day.”
Sony must see there’s still life left in the old proton pack to continue the story. This will excite the hardcore fans of the franchise and Reitman promises lots of surprises too. There will be a lot of people who will have mixed feelings on a 3rd film. May be what this franchise needs is one final film to close things off.