by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Ivan Reitman just took the dreams of a lot of fans, tossed them into the air, slid the trap under it and sucked them right in.
The other day, it was reported that Drew Pearce let loose with some info about another Ghostbusters film to follow Paul Feig’s and that Sony was looking at Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt to lead that team. It seems Pearce may have been talking a little prematurely.
The man who directed the first two GB films and is acting as producer on the one with the women’s team currently filming sent out an email to clarify just where the world stands in terms of another film, this time with a team of guys:
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.
The funny thing is, Reitman himself talked about expanding the Ghostbusters universe in the early spring. Maybe the studio is getting cold feet now in light of all the bad feelings that have been circulating from fans regarding Feig and his all-female squad of paranormal experts?
We can’t say for sure, but it looks like we can put the thoughts of any other Ghostbusters films on hold for now.
Perhaps Sony will revisit the idea after the new film debuts next year and the box office receipts come in, showing whether the fans are receptive to the new team or not.