Ghostbusters: Afterlife was alleged to hit theaters subsequent month, however Sony was compelled to delay the movie virtually a yr resulting from COVID-19. Followers have been understandably upset, however the prolonged wait is permitting director Jason Reitman to not solely fine-tune the movie, but in addition take into consideration the way forward for the franchise.
Whereas on a Zoom name with the unique Ghostbusters solid, Reitman revealed that he’s creating one other sequel.
“I can’t let you know something, however we’re engaged on one other installment,” mentioned Reitman. “We’ve just a little bit extra time, and look, as a director, I’ve by no means had this chance to truly take a pause and breathe and have a look at the film once more.”
Reitman says that the additional time has been “Terribly useful,” which he added he’s been doing enhancing the movie. “I’ve been spending my days enhancing Ghostbusters, in order that’s the place I’ve been,” mentioned Reitman.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife follows a single mother who strikes her two youngsters to a small city to begin over. However as soon as they’re there, they uncover a connection to the unique Ghostbusters and the key legacy their grandfather left behind. Invoice Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts all return. Sadly, Rick Moranis was the one holdout. New solid members embrace Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard. He ought to actually steer clear of creepy small cities.
Who higher to take over the franchise than Reitman whose father, Ivan Reitman, directed the unique two movies. Jason has made a acutely aware effort to forge his personal path as a director by steering clear of massive studio films.
His first three movies, Thank You for Smoking, Juno and Up within the Air have been all industrial and demanding successes. Sadly, it’s been a downward pattern since with films like Younger Grownup, Labor Day, Males, Girls & Youngsters and The Entrance Runner all performing poorly.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is his first large film and for him to already be fascinated by and speaking a couple of sequel may point out a brand new course for the nonetheless younger filmmaker. A path that’s maybe just a little extra commercially profitable.