The third installment of The Ghostbusters It will fill the fans with happiness, because as it has been anticipating for a long time, it will feature the return of the original actors who shaped the franchise: including Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver, as confirmed by the actor and co-creator of the original film, Dan Aykroyd.
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Being a cult classic from the ’80s, doing a female reboot didn’t seem like the best idea, but when it was carried out in 2016 it just wasn’t to the liking of the audience. The new film by Jason Reitman will continue the story that was left unfinished after Ghostbusters II – 51%, and while Harold Ramis is no longer available to play Egon Spengler, the others will do their best to honor his memory.
During a recent Aykroyd interview on The Greg Hill Show (via Comic Book), the also actor of Los Hermanos Caradura – 87% confirmed the return of Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts. He had previously confirmed his participation with Ernie Hudson, but now he made it clear that it will not only be them who will join the project. Also he said:
Jason Reitman wrote a beautiful and heartfelt script that takes the real DNA from the first two films and transfers it directly to the third, the next generation. Pass the legacy on to a new generation of stars, players, actors and characters.
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The sequel to the 1989 film will feature a new group of young Ghostbusters, the cast includes Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel – 60%), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things – 76%), Carrie Coon (Fargo – 97%) and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man: Ant Man – 81%).
El director de Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Jason Reitman, is the son of Ivan Reitman, director of the two original installments of Ghostbusters – 97%, so he has every intention of being a worthy successor to his father, so he stated earlier this year in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
I always considered myself the first fan of Ghostbusters, since I was 6 years old and visited the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans. This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reebot. What happened in the 1980s happened in the 1980s, and this is unfolding today.
The remakes and reboots can be much less profitable than the late sequels, it is a recent discovery of the great studios that have been determined for years to retake stories that in the past were great successes. Late sequels are still in vogue and have proven to be a good deal when done right, though there’s never a guarantee of box office success, as the case of Terminator: Dark Fate shows – 62%, sequel to Terminator 2: The Last Judgment – 92% who ignored the sequels of the saga released in the new century.
This kind of sequel that ignores the not-so-successful sequels to its franchise has been gaining popularity, like Halloween – 92%, continuation of John Carpenter’s original film, Halloween – 94%; the already mentioned Terminator: Dark Fate and the sequel to RoboCop: Defender of the Future – 88% that at the moment seems to have been canceled.
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The reboot starring women did not enjoy the approval of the majority of the fans of the original work; The reviews it received weren’t that bad, but at the box office it was a flop, grossing only $ 295 million on a budget of $ 144 million. Perhaps what affected his performance the most was the very negative response from the fandom, and even director Paul Feig was criticized for Dan Aykroyd for making the Ghostbusters budget – 73% will skyrocket.
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After the project of The Ghostbusters 3, the actress of Ghostbusters, Leslie Jones, criticized him on Twitter this way:
It is so insulting. It’s like fucking us. We do not count. It’s like something Trump would do. (Trump’s voice) “I’m going to remake the Ghostbusters, better with men, it will be huge. Those women are not the Ghostbusters. ” Ugh, so annoying. A disgusting move. And I don’t give a shit that I’m saying it.
So insulting. Like fuck us. We dint count. It’s like something trump would do. (Trump voice)”Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers” ugh so annoying. Such a dick move. And I don’t give fuck I’m saying something!!
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) January 19, 2019