Director Paul Feig has gone back and forth on whether or not he wants to attempt a second Ghostbusters movie after his reboot faltered at the box office this summer. At first, he said no way, but as the months wore on, he seemed much more open to reuniting with his all-female cast. So far, Sony Pictures hasn't announced Ghostbusers 2: Answer the Call Again, and we haven't heard anything further about the planned animated movie that would feature completely different characters. But don't worry, the franchise is far from dead. At least according to producer Ivan Reitman, who directed the 1984 original.
The new Ghostbusters was quite controversial, as it featured all women in the team. And fans opposed it all through production leading up to its debut in theaters. And that certainly hurt its chances at the box office. Sony just isn't sure what it wants to do next. Reitman has opened up about current plans, but he doesn't really state what is next, except that we can expect a lot more movies following the Ghostbusters in some iteration.
ComicBook.com has new insight from a podcast Ivan Reitman did with Mr. Wavvy. The end of the new Ghostbusters sets up a sequel. But chances are we may never get to see that play out. Says Reitman about his Ghostbusters plans moving into the future.
"There's going to be many other Ghostbusters movies, they're just in development right now."
It will be interesting to watch and see what Sony Pictures' next step is. Will an animated movie really be the way to go? Does anyone really want to see Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in a sequel? It's possible that a new group of guy Ghostbusers will make the scene, and for a while it was being teased that Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum might headline their own spin-off.
Right now, Ghost Corps., which is under the watchful eye of Ivan Reitman and co-creator Dan Aykroyd, has been set up at Sony Pictures. It is a subsidiary production company that has been set up to conceive and produce new Ghostbusters-themed content. What that content is has not yet been revealed. But one thing is certain. We haven't seen the last of the Ghostbusters as a franchise.