So, earlier today, Twitter was all abuzz because of a minute-long teaser for a film that won’t be coming out until 2020. That title of that film …. well, actually, it doesn’t have an “official” title yet but, for now, people are just calling it Ghostbusters 3.
That’s right. After all the controversy and drama that we went through with the last attempt to revive (or reboot, depending on which side you were on) the Ghostbusters franchise, it is happening again. Except this time, according to Entertainment Weekly, it appears that the new film is going to be a “direct sequel” to the first two Ghostbusters films and it’s going to be directed by Jason Reitman. Jason Reitman, of course, is the son of Ivan Reitman. He’s also a director who, after his last few films, could really use another hit.
(Apparently, audiences in 2018 really weren’t interested in watching a movie about a forgotten 1988 presidential campaign. Who would have guessed?)
The teaser itself is pretty simple. There’s a storm. There’s a barn. There’s an old vehicle with a Ghostbusters logo. Here’s what is not in the teaser. First off, there’s no sign of the cast of the 2016 reboot, which I guess will make the YouTube commentariat happy. There’s also no sign of Bill Murray, Dan Ayrkroyd, or even Ernie Hudson. In the past, Bill Murray has said that he wasn’t interested in doing a third Ghostbusters films and, considering that Bill Murray pretty much does whatever he wants, you have to kind of wonder if he’ll actually come back or if maybe Ghostbusters 3 is just going to be Dan Aykroyd teaching his grandson (probably played by Pete Davidson) how to hunt and trap ghosts.
One of the many theories on twitter is that the film will bring the two sets of Ghostbusters together, which I assume means that we’ll get hilarious scenes of Aykroyd and Melissa McCarthy teaming up to complain about Chinese food. To be honest, though, a crossover is not really that bad of an idea and it certainly would be fun to watch people’s heads explode as a result. In fact, if this new Ghostbusters film is anything like the last Ghostbusters film, watching people’s heads explode will probably be more fun than actually watching the film itself.
(For his part, Ivan Reitman told EW that this film would be a “passing of the torch,” which could either refer to a new group of Ghostbusters or maybe just the fact that Ivan’s giving his son a job.)
In other words, who knows!?
But here’s the teaser.