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Ivan Reitman Wants to Continue the ‘Ghostbusters’ Universe

Ivan Reitman Wants to Continue the 'Ghostbusters' Universe

Reitman took some time to talk with io9 regarding the VR Ghostbusters: Now Hiring video game, and provided an update on the future of the Ghostbusters franchise films, stating that a new animated film is currently in the works and more live action films will be on their way in the future.

Reitman revealed:

We certainly would’ve loved to have a larger hit. But considering the last film was almost 30 years ago, it really did extremely well. I think the film cost too much, frankly, and that’s the real issue. I personally had other points of view in terms of where the film should go and it was kind of a continuous conversation with Paul [Feig] about that. But Paul was the filmmaker on this one and he’s a very talented director. I wanted to give him enough room to do the film he thought it should be.

His thoughts on the future of the Ghostbusters franchise:

We jumped into an animated film [after the last movie] and we are developing live-action films. I want to bring all these stories together as a universe that makes sense within itself. Part of my job right now is to do that.

We are pretty excited by this report, so an animated film is coming our way, which was first reported last year that we might see a release date in 2019 or 2020.