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WATCH: Paul Feig hopeful for a sequel to the Ghostbusters reboot?

June 11th, 2019 by Marc Comments

So with Ghostbusters Fanfest over a couple of days now, we can reflect on all the news that come out.

And, to be fair, it was a little disappointing from a ‘breaking news’ point-of-view. We learned that Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson have read the script for the new movie – which, is very exciting, don’t get me wrong – but there’s no definite word of they’re all on board yet.

That said, the event itself seems to have been a great outing for fans of the franchise, especially the panel featuring original director Ivan Reitman and his so, Jason, who’s directing the new movie.

But one thing that a lot of people are saying is how well-received Paul Feig, director of the 2016 reboot, was received by the fans.

And honestly, this make me happy – the reboot was a bad idea in so many ways, but Feig is a nice guy (check out our interview with him here) –  and it’s started some rumblings again of a sequel to his movie.

Now, don’t get me wrong, the movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, has some play points – I really liked McKinnon’s Holtzman and Jones’ Patty, so i’d not be against more adventures with them… it’s just that Feig himself told us a sequel is unlikely to ever happen.

But now things may be changing. Maybe. Probably not. But you never know.

Speaking to Twitter to a page dedicated to getting a sequel (video below), Feig said: “Thank you so much, thank you for keeping the torch alive for Answer the Call.”

But then he added: “We’re hoping there’s a second call, and if we do get it, it’s all because of you.”

Now, this could be just a we’d love to do a sequel, but to me, listening to it, there seems to be something more n the way he says it.

Could there be talk?

Well, we know a while ago that Dan Aykroyd said of the reboot that it “cost too much,”  adding, “Sony does not like to lose money, they don’t. It made a lot of money around the world but just cost too much, making it economically not feasible to do another one. So that’s too bad.”

But what if they could make another one with a much lower budget? Aykroyd has already said that the Reitman movie will be made cheaper by using tradition model-making and puppeteering – which fits the Ghostbusters franchise perfectly – so is there possibly  way we could see the girls again?

I would like to see a sequel done with out the virtue-signalling and obvious agenda, but just written and well made because I think the fans would show that they don’t hate the idea of women in the Ecto-1.

Because we don’t have any issue with that. But I’m tired arguing this point.

What say you all?

Sony will release Ghostbusters 3 July 10, 2020.

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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….