The Ghostbusters are back. Well, almost.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters Director Ivan Reitman, will co-write and direct the next Ghostbusters movie, which is currently slated for a Summer 2020 release.
Speaking to EW, Reitman said:
“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans.”
On whether or not this would be a sequel to Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot, Reitman confirmed that his upcoming film would instead be a follow-up to Ghostbusters 2:
“I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them. However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”
Ivan Reitman will return to produce the project, but there is no word yet on if Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, or Bill Murray will reprise their iconic roles. Harold Ramis unfortunately passed in 2014.
A new teaser trailer for the film dropped alongside the breaking news. You can watch the it below:
What do you think of this news? Are you excited for a third movie in the original Ghostbusters continuity? And did you like the 2016 reboot? I want to hear from you, so hit me up in the comments below!