Ghostbusters fans always seem to be on a bit of an emotional roller coaster when it comes to news about the franchise preparing to mount another comeback, I know this because I am one. For every The Real Ghostbusters we get, an Extreme Ghostbusters comes along. I would mention the 2016 Paul Feig directed film but I fear for many it is still a touchy subject. Projects suddenly appear and then fade out like an ethereal phantom in the wind… ectoplasm in rain… *dramatic pause*
Well fans, please remember to keep your hands inside the cart at all times ’cause this roller coaster is about to get going all over agian. Director of the original two films (and producer of the 2016 reboot,) Ivan Reitman, teased a few Ghostbusters related tidbits at San Diego Comic-Con this year,With Ghostbusters 35th anniversary happening in 2019, Reitman used the SDCC panel devoted to the franchise to tease its future, as ScreenRant reports:
“Well, the studio is working on some really nice things. First of all, I can’t believe the movie is still playing and being watched so assiduously… and I can’t believe I’m so old. Yeah, I think there’s going to be a lot of fun, a lot of special things. We’re going to try to tie one of our films close to that date.”
It is comforting to know that the studio is planing SOMETHING, but what? IDW Publishing does have a great comicbook about the ’84 and 2016 teams meeting up due to interdemensional wackiness, could be be something like that? Well Reitman also made comments on the fan reaction to a cross-generational meet up:
“It’s very rich. And it gave me an idea for another [Ghostbusters] film.” but quickly adding that he “wouldn’t be revealing any more secrets” during the panel.
So, what will this 2019/35th anniversary project be? Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson suit up and join Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones for a live action busting of ghosts? Will it be an animated feature film? ANOTHER reboot with a whole new cast again? An Aykroyd/McKinnon fronted puppet show in a park? Hey, at least we don’t have to wait long to find out, if they plan on a 2019 release that is.