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Ivan Reitman: There IS more emphasis on females in Ghostbusters 3

August 22nd, 2014 by Marc Comments

With all the rumours floating around that Ghostbusters III is going to be a female led or all female movie (here), director of the first two movies and all-round legend, Ivan Reitman, has commented on it himself.

Talking to ContactMusic, Reitman said of the new movie: ”On the drafts that I’ve been supervising, there’s always been a very important female presence. It’s nice to know that Paul [Feig – currently attached director] is interested in the same thing. I met with him because I’ll be producing whatever the new Ghostbusters is.

”The studio is very interested in it, and certainly Aykroyd and I, and the late Harold Ramis until he passed away. We’ll see. I don’t like talking about it because this thing has been in such flux for so long that people, particularly online, are annoyed about it, and that’s not anybody’s desire or hidden plan.”

He also added that the main reason it hasn’t happened yet is, as we all sort of knew, because of Bill Murray:  ”[Bill is] somewhat reluctant about most things. I think that affected the timing of things, to a great extent.

”We all wanted him back, at the centre of it, as well. But I think there’s still a great story in ‘Ghostbusters’ and a great conceit about it that has held true, for all these years. And I think there’s a great movie to be made, with a new cast, as well.”

So it is happening. It has a strong female influence – any fans of Erik Burnham’s fantastic comic at IDW (above) will know that female Ghostbusters can be great if written well – and Bill Murray has been holding everything up.

Cool, that’s that sorted, then.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….