Ghostbusters hit theaters on Friday, and after making 46 million its opening weekend, the inevitable question has been raised: will be see a Ghostbusters sequel? Well, you can get excited, kids, because it looks like the answer is a hearty “Yes!” from the powers that be over at Sony.
The Wrap quoted Rory Bruer, Sony‘s President of Worldwide Distribution, as saying that Ghostbusters is “alive and well,” and will “become an important brand and franchise for the studio.” Of course we don’t have an official sequel announcement, nor have we heard if the original cast would be back on board, but it seems that Sony isn’t ready to step away from these ghost-bustin’ women. It’s great news since the movie itself was delightful, and it is really exciting to see Sony’s passion for the franchise.
Of course, if you’ve seen the film (spoilers ahead, be warned), you’ll know that they set things up quite nicely for a sequel in the post-credits scene, with Leslie Jones hearing the name “Zuul” spoken through to an EVP recording. IGN talked with the film’s director, Paul Feig, who confirmed that it was not only a nod to the big bad in the original Ghostbusters film, but also a cool story line to follow in any potential sequels. However, Feig was quick to say that mentioning Zuul didn’t automatically mean we’d see the demon in the next Ghostbusters film. It just gave the franchise options while also being one of the several homages to the original Ghostbusters.
Did you see Ghostbusters this weekend? What did you think of the movie? Would you like to see the new Ghostbusters go after Zuul in a sequel, or would you like to see them do something new? Let’s talk about it in the comments!
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