For decades now The Ghostbusters franchise has fed its cult following with a sequel to the original 1985 classic, Cartoons, toys, video games and even Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot.
Feig’s reboot ignored the canon to both original films recasting all leads with female characters which was not received well by fans bombing the film before it even made its way to theaters.
But now with Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters Director Ivan Reitman behind the lense of a direct sequel to the 1985 version, loyal fans are hyped with excitement and even Paul Feig is in on the bandwagon. Here’s what he had to say!
What a class act. Despite the backlash his Ghostbusters movie got, he still seems eager to see what director Jason Reitman has in store for Afterlife. Although much of the movie's contents are still a mystery at this time.
The 2016 version of the movie did make $229.1 million at the box office, so it's not like it was a complete financial failure. But it suffered a ton of hate from the point of inception, which started conversations about toxic fandom and onscreen representation.
Some of the original cast did appear in cameos, but not reprising their roles. That'll change with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which will directly connect to the events of the original film. It remains to be seen exactly how, although Dan Aykroyd previously teased that we'd meet children of the original team.
We’re just as excited as Feig. How about you? Let us know what you think in the comments!