While we had many, many issues with the Ghostbusters franchise – and no, we had no issue with lady GBs – we had to admit in the end that, when seen as a standalone outing, the movie wasn’t too bad and we might even go so far as to say we liked a lot of it (our review).
But one thing that cannot be denied is that the movie was a massive financial failure (here) which many felt would put an end to Ghostbusters franchise on the big screen for quite a while. And look, we know Zuul was coming and we know there were plans for a crossover for the two Ghostbusters franchises (here), so we certainly didn’t want the movie to tank.
However, director Paul Feig believes there may be life in the 2016 franchise yet. Recently he was asked if he thought a sequel could happen; his answer?: “Sadly, these movies are not cheap, and it’s not my call because I’m not the one paying for the movie. Honestly, there’s no way to know. I’m not bullsh*tting you. But we had a great time making this. This cast was so great, there’s definitely more stories to be told in this world, and if they wanted to one, we’d all think very seriously about doing one.”
Feig, who was bombarded by negative comments and some downright vile commentary during the movie’s production, remains optimistic about what the movie set up to achieve and succeeded in: “You get caught in the controversy and you start to lose sight of what your pure vision was, which was, I just want to give a new generation their own heroes,” however after a Halloween that was full of girls, young and old, putting on jumpsuits and proton packs, he added: “those are moments you go, that’s right, that’s what, we can’t let the people who just want to create mayhem and ruin things for other people take that away from us.”
So, what say you all? If there was a second movie – or, indeed, the crossover hinted at at the end of the first movie – given that we’ve seen the movie now, would you embrace it?
Let us know…