Talk of Ghostbusters III was one of those things would spring up from time to time. It was always in some form of development, it was always just around the corner in terms of being ready for production, and it was always a sure thing that all the key players would be back in the roles they were known and loved for. And then it was 25 years later, and Paul Feig started putting together his all-ladies Ghostbusters. Still, because “shared universe” is the phrase of the day, there continues to be rumors of more Ghostbusters movies either involving a new group of men, or the surviving original actors. But one of the key people involved, Ivan Reitman himself, has said that right now, there is only one Ghostbusters in the works.
Since filming has gotten underway on the new Ghostbusters film starring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy, there’s been rumors of additional Ghostbusters movies being put into quick development, including one starring Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt as potential new ‘Busters, Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce and directors Joe and Anthony Russo were rumored to be involved. That’s sounds pretty definitive, huh?
Well, hold on says Reitman, there actually aren’t any kind of advanced plans for an expansive Ghostbusters franchise, and rightly, the studio and the producers, himself included, will take this one step, or one movie, at a time.
Courtesy of Latino Review is the following statement from Reitman on the subject:
“Sometimes things happen at the speed they are supposed to happen… The deals were so strong on that second movie that the franchise became frozen for 25 years. Nothing got done, we all had the power to block whatever we didn’t like, but we finally got together and found a way.
There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbusters franchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise.”
So there you have it. Just as every statement from Dan Aykroyd from Ghostbusters III seemed like some kind of fantasy or wish fulfillment without any kind of follow-up or progress on the subject, it seems that the rumors about further Ghostbusters adventures seems a bit inflated too. Perhaps, Sony is smartly playing by ear to see how the new film is received before proceeding with sequels and spin-offs. Perhaps they’ve learned the lessons of The Amazing Spider-Man. I guess we’ll see.
Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters will be in theaters everywhere on July 22, 2016.
Source: Screen Rant