In 2016, the Paul Feig directed Ghostbusters reboot became one of the most talked about movies. From the moment the project was announced, to the point where it hit cinema screens, many, many, many people had an opinion about the movie – and most were not good.
When the movie did finally open in cinemas, critics were pretty complimentary and the film received decent reviews (personally, I loved it). However, all the negativity surrounding the movie pretty much sunk its box office potential and Ghostbusters struggled to recover.
Ahead of and during its release there was some talk about a sequel, but then that talk quickly faded away – largely because of all the negativity associated with the movie. But now that the dust has settled what are the chances of a Ghostbusters sequel?
According to director, Paul Feig it’s possible we will see another entry in the GB series, but it’s simply not up to him.
Speaking to Yahoo! Entertainment, he said: “We would love (to make another movie); it’s really up to the studio.”
So does that mean it’s a no then?
Maybe. Maybe not.
Time and distance from the 2016 negativity may help the project, because according to Feig a lot of people have a lot of love for the movie.
“The movie’s just really built an audience in the two years since it’s been out. I get contacted every day by people who are such fans of it, and so many women who are inspired by seeing women in science.”
He added: “I will go to my grave so proud of that movie, and so proud of what that cast did in that film.”
As noted above, I really like Ghostbusters 2016 and I guarantee it will be amongst the pile of films I watch this Halloween (along with Casper, Hocus Pocus etc). Personally, I’d love to see a sequel, which brings back Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth for another ghost bustin’ adventure.
But what do you think?
Would you love to see another Ghostbusters movie with the same cast or are you done with Ghostbusters? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.