Is this the start of your own Ghostbuster verse based on the model of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which is now also producing more and more Disney + series and other offshoots? It also makes sense that the franchise makers* are striving for something bigger: » Ghostbusters: Legacy » finally grossed almost 197 million US dollars worldwide in 2021 — which in times of corona-related revenue losses can be seen as a respectable success. In any case, Sony seems to be satisfied with the result, because now several new projects in the film universe of ghost hunters have been announced. In addition, not only the working title, but also the location of the «Ghostbusters: Legacy» sequel was announced.
Ghostbusters Day was celebrated on the grounds of Sony Studios on June 8th, the US release date of the original Ghostbusters . At the so-called Ecto Fest , Ghostbusters: Legacy director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Gil Kenan announced the happy news: «We’re working on another movie. […] The last time we saw Ecto-1, he drove back to Manhattan: home of the Ghostbusters. That’s where our story begins. The codename is FIREHOUSE.»
Of course, Jason Reitman’s statement is alluding to the post-credits scene of Ghostbusters: Legacy, where we saw the legendary ghostbuster vehicle, which is a converted hearse, headed to the Big Apple …
New animated film about the ghost hunters?
But in addition to the «Ghostbusters: Legacy» sequel, which is now being worked on under the name «Firehouse» (the ghost hunters’ headquarters was after all in an old fire station), Ghostbusters fans can look forward to even more ghost hunter entertainment in the Look forward to the next few years: as part of Ghostbuster Day, Jason Reitman also announced that a new «Ghostbusters» animated film is being worked on. The animated film for Sony Animation is to be directed by Jennifer Kluska (“ Hotel Transylvania 4 ”) and Chris Prynoski (“ Motorcity ”).
Brenda Hsueh (» Mr. Corman «) is responsible for the screenplay of the animated film . So far, all that is known about the plot is that it will be a completely new group of ghost hunters. In addition, the Ghostbusters universe should be illuminated here from a completely new perspective.
A reunion with The Real Ghostbusters?
As Variety exclusively reported, work on a new Ghostbusters animated series has also been confirmed. The series is a collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation and will be available on Netflix . Also on board as executive producers are Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, who previously worked together on a Ghostbusters project on Ghostbusters: Legacy.
It would be the third animated Ghostbusters series in franchise history — previously The Real Ghostbusters continued the events of the original 1984 film, while Extreme Ghostbusters focused on an all-new squad of ghostbusters . It is not yet known whether the new animated series will continue the story of one of the existing ghost hunter groups or focus on a new character ensemble.
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