All we really know about the next live action Ghostbusters film at the moment is that it’ll be directed by Jason Reitman and return to the continuity of the original films, disregarding the events of Paul Feig’s 2016 remake entirely. Reitman co-wrote the script with Gil Kenan, and the film may or may not feature the return of the original characters.
We can only assume that the original gang will be back, given the film’s “return to form” approach, but at this time, none of the actors have officially stepped into the Ecto-1.
Reitman explained/teased to EW last night, “This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day. This is very early, and I want the film to unwrap like a present. We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet.”
New characters, you say? Does this mean Reitman’s Ghostbusters will be a passing of the torch sort of film, rather than a full-on Ghostbusters 3? According to new intel from THR, “Sources say that Reitman is on the lookout to cast four teens in the movie, two boys and two girls,”which would seem to suggest that we’ll be meeting new Busters in 2020.
We expect to learn a whole lot more about Reitman’s Ghostbusters in the coming months, so stay tuned and rest assured that you’ll know what we know as soon as we know it!
Reitman plans to shoot the film this summer, with Sony planning to release the latest sequel in Summer 2020. Earlier today, we already got the first teaser for the film.