Ever have to sit down and eat crow? I mean, seriously eat crow.
I just posted a long, ranting complaint about remakes and decades long delayed sequels and now I'm as giddy as a school child with the news that Jason Reitman is bringing us a new Ghostbusters film. That's right, the son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman is taking up the reigns of the beloved franchise to at last bring us a third film in the series. What we know is extremely limited but so far it's been reported that this will be a sequel directly connected to the original two films and will feature the original cast sans the late Harold Ramis. With production slated for later this year and a release date tentatively pinned to the summer of 2020, fans are hopeful that this time, Ghostbusters 3 will actually happen.
In the last 30 years there have been numerous rumors of a third film entering into series cannon but none of them have ever come to fruition. The 2016 remake by Paul Feig was contentious among fans for being a complete reboot of the franchise without any ties to the original and left a lot of fans disappointed that it wasn't a true sequel. Personally, I enjoyed it almost as much as I did the original but that's neither here nor there. Jason Reitman has expressed his love for the series, calling himself the "first" Ghostbusters fan and reminiscing about visiting the set of the 1984 original at age 6. A true fan, one can only hope that his love for the characters and story will translate into the sequel that many have longed for.
We'll be sharing more news about the production when it becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy a little Ray Parker Jr.
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