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Director Gil Kenan says no Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire extended cut coming

April 1st, 2024 by Marc Comments

Those who followed the marketing campaign for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, especially through trailers and TV spots, likely noticed that several scenes featured didn’t make it into the film’s theatrical release, leading some to question exactly what was cut.

In a new interview with Collider, writes Jason at Ghostbusters News, director Gil Kenan confirmed the existence of what he calls ‘fantastic’ deleted scenes, hoping to eventually have these available as extra materials, likely as part of the film’s upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases.

“There’s only a couple of deleted scenes. Unfortunately, they’re great scenes, so it’s really hard to do, but they were really necessary to cut for shape and flow. They were fantastic scenes that came sort of too late in the film, when you really wanted to watch the preparations for the final siege on the firehouse come together. I’m definitely including them in whatever extra materials come out later on because I’m proud of the scenes.”

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Kenan adds that he “wants audiences looking for an expanded experience with this film to be able to have those scenes and assess how they would have fit into the whole”.

When asked about the possibility of an extended cut, he’d quickly reject the idea, saying: “I’m not really an extended-cut kind of guy. I believe that the film that comes out for audiences is forged by fire. The process of finishing the film is what makes the product.”

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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….