Good for Jason Reitman, we guess, attempting to clarify his comments about wanting to “hand the movie back to fans” regarding his Ghostbusters 3 project at Sony, which will theoretically completely ignore the 2016 all-female version.
Considering how heated Ghostbusters Gate got when the initial 2016 film was announced, it seemed like Reitman (who’s father Ivan Reitman directed both the original two Ghostbusters films) should know better. Eww, we know, assuming again, but how else did he think his comments about being “the first fan” were going to be taken?
In a tweet, Reitman acknowledged that his comments “came out wrong”, and pledged his support of director Paul Feig and the ladies of the 2016 film:
Wo, that came out wrong! I have nothing but admiration for Paul and Leslie and Kate and Melissa and Kristen and the bravery with which they made Ghostbusters 2016. They expanded the universe and made an amazing movie!
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) February 21, 2019
Shortly thereafter, Feig responded to Reitman’s tweet with some support of his own:
Jason was a supporter of mine at a time when I couldn’t get movies made. He has always been a true gentleman to me and a supporter of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. I can’t wait to see his take on the Ghostbusters universe. Big love and respect to you, Jason. Your fan, Paul https://t.co/2I9sqmrgTl
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) February 21, 2019
Needless to say, Ghostbusters seems to be a hot topic for fans of all ages across the franchise, and hopefully the resulting GB 3 will honor the ENTIRE bustin’ legacy.
While there’s no word on casting yet, we do have a reported character description for the film, which includes two teenagers, a boy and a girl. You can read about that here. The film is possibly shooting in Canada as early as this summer, according to HN Entertainment.
Ghostbusters 3 currently has a release date at Sony on July 10th, 2020.