It an unlikely turn of events, the Ghostbusters series has become a hot button issue The 1984 original is a groundbreaking classic, the very first horror comedy to achieve summer blockbuster status. It paved the way for films like Fright Night (1985), and was instrumental in the ’80s horror renaissance. The 1989 sequel, however, is where the unanimous accolades end. Ghostbusters 2 is either considered a misfire or a worthy follow up to a great film with an even more iconic villain. That Vigo painting has since become meme gold.
The death of Harold Ramis was a point of no return in a way of things never quite being the same for this franchise. With the original formula in limbo, a creative reboot with some innovative new twists and nods to the classic seemed timely. A gender swap didn’t resonate with most fans, and social media crushed what objectivity was left for a new direction for the franchise and the future of the reboot. So what’s left?
Just in case you’ve been on a social media sabbatical, a new teaser trailer has dropped for Ghostbusters 3, a completion of the trilogy that exists in the same universe as Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis’ original characters.
Some of the casting has been announced, and includes Carrie Coon (Gone Girl 2014, Avengers: Infinity War 2018), and Finn Wolfhard (IT 2018, Stranger Things). The casting of Wolfhard is generating buzz as bridging beloved old and new classics. As far as the plot, what we know now is that the setting is a small town, and Coon and Wolfhard will play a single mother and her son who learn about the secrets about said small town and how they fit in.
Jason Reitman co-wrote the script along with Gil Kenan (Monster House 2006). Part 3 has a tentative release for July 2020.