Only a few short weeks ago we reported that Ghostbusters 2016 director Paul Feig said that, despite the reboot taking a massive pounding at the box office, more movies weren’t out of the question (here).
And everywhere we went, people scoffed at the idea.
Well, now it seems it’s not that outlandish as original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director – and head of Ghost Corp, Sony’s Ghostbusters think tank – Ivan Reitman has said that the GB movie franchise is still very much alive and well.
The director said in an interview that there are more movies still in the works (and not just the animated movie): “There’s going to be many other Ghostbusters movies, they’re just in development right now.”
Now, our guess is that Sony might go back to the Prime GB universe – i.e. the one that began with Bill Murray et al in 1984 – and we reckon this will harken back to Feig saying there’s a ‘multiverse’ (here) and Mission: Impossible writer Drew Pearce confirming some time ago that he had written a story that would bring the two universes together (here).
Here’s the way we see it – Ghostbusters has a massive fan base and it spoke out and voted with bums on seats (or lack thereof) against this reboot – and don’t even start with the ‘it’s because we’re all chauvinist’ nonsense – and if Sony can show that they realise they made a mistake, we reckon the fans would jump back very quickly.
So let’s go back to the first Ghostbusters universe – the multiverse is still there, Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2016 and the various comic adventures etc are all still out there – cast ladies again if you want, heck bring back McCarthy, Wiig and the other ladies and say they’re alternate reality version of the characters, because we reckon the fans would buy into it.
But for our money, let’s have a team of males and females of mixed races and ethnicities, teaming together to stop the end of the world.
What do you all think?