Out of nowhere, there’s a new Ghostbusters sequel coming out in 2020, being a sequel to the original 2 movies, instead of the Kristen Wiig-led reboot. Just today, a teaser was released for this film, which shows the original Ghostbusters car, the Ecto-1, being hidden away in a barn on a dark, stormy night.
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Obviously, the teaser doesn’t say much about the upcoming Ghostbusters 3, heck the movie hasn’t even casted actors for the film yet. The only concrete evidence we know is that Jason Reitman, son of the original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, will be helming the project. Jason Reitman himself was in Ghostbusters 2 when he was a child.
While the 2016 was well-received, it didn’t do well enough to warrant a sequel, plus the film’s “all-female” cast was divisive amongst. Honestly, the reboot didn’t do much to deviate from the original, instead being almost a beat-for-beat remake. This new Ghostbusters it seems will take place in modern times as well, but set within the universe of the first 2 films.
Some of the stars of the original did make a cameo in the 2016 film, which includes Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, and Sigourney Weaver. Dan Akroyd and Ernie Hudson themselves tweeted the new Ghostbusters 3 teaser, which might hint their return as the original Ghostbusters. Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver didn’t really have a social media presence, so it’s hard to tell at the moment. It will be a miracle if this film actually brings back Rick Moranis to the silver screen.
Another rumor in the grapevine is that the plot might center on a new team of teenage Ghostbusters, which evokes either the Extreme Ghostbusters animated series or the Stranger Things kids in their Halloween costumes. Maybe it’ll have the remaining Ghostbusters train a new team to stop some sort of spectral breakout in New York.
All in all, it’s a little too soon to speculate much on the new Ghostbusters, but at the same time its release date of Summer 2020 is a bit soon as well. How quickly did they plan this sequel after the reboot was released? Does Sony really want to take another stab at the franchise? And finally, do we really need a sequel to the original movies? Only time will tell.