Ghostbusters is making a smashing comeback
We are not saying goodbye to Ghostbusters yet! CinemaCon is going on in Las Vegas, and Sony came up first. In that, the company announced that they have given the nod to make Ghostbusters 5. The franchise that began in 1984 is still one of the most beloved ones to exist. Let’s take a brief look at its history and Sony’s plans.
History of Ghostbusters
The 1984 movie was directed by Ivan Reitman and had Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson in the lead. They start a business to eradicate ghosts haunting New York City. It’s immense success green-lit the 1989 sequel, an animated series, toys, and games. The original cast did not plan a third movie, and in 2016 we got a reboot. Directed by Paul Feig, the new cast included Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. While the collections were good, it received a lot of backlash as the movie did not compare to the originals and was accused of pushing feminist agendas.
Sony revamped the franchise yet again with the recently-released Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The movie brought back the franchise to its former glory, and even paid homage to the classic movies.
Sony announced that the fifth movie is now in development. However, they did not confirm if Afterlife‘s cast or crew will return. This includes stars McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd. We are not sure if director Jason Reitman will return either. Reitman is now involved as a producer on a project by Diablo Cody for HBO. But given the stellar job he did for Afterlife, it will be unwise for Sony to not call him back and continue the narrative.