It’s probably a safe bet that we’ll never see the return of Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore on the big screen as the original Ghostbusters. Not only have we lost one of the original cast members (RIP Harold Ramis), but the reboot has established itself as existing in an entirely different universe, despite the many similarities and borrowed elements between the reboot and the original, making a crossover essentially impossible. But that doesn’t mean we can get a Ghostbusters crossover elsewhere.
Comics publisher IDW has announced some of the forthcoming 2017 titles, and one of them is a Ghostbusters crossover that will see the original 1984 team meeting Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Jillian Holtzmann and Patty Tolan, the conductors of the metaphysical examination from the 2016 movie. Find out more about the Ghostbusters crossover comic below. Read More »
Following the sad news that arrived Thanksgiving weekend with the deaths of The Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson and Barney Miller star Ron Glass, another actress has left this world.
You may not know Alice Drummond by name, but you’ve undoubtedly seen the character actress in key roles in some very popular movies, including playing the librarian from the opening scene of Ghostbusters and Ray Finkle’s cuckoo mother in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Sadly, Alice Drummond has passed away at 88 years old. Read More »
When the reboot of Ghostbusters arrived this year, Sony Pictures was banking on the movie being successful enough to warrant a whole new franchise. They were confident that a sequel would happen, but the box office numbers indicated that might not be in the cards anymore. We know director Paul Feig is still hoping he gets to take a crack at a sequel, but there’s been no word on whether or not a sequel will actually happen. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting more Ghostbusters movies in some form or another in the future.
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At one time, there was a concept for a third Ghostbusters movie that would have taken the paranormal exterminators to an alternate version of Manhattan called Mahelltan, a dark twisted version of the New York borough. However, the Ghostbusters almost had another hellish encounter in the original movie from 1984.
There was once an idea for the ending of Ghostbusters to take Venkman, Ray, Egon and Winston to the gates of hell. Now fans can check out some of the concept art for this sequence that didn’t make the final cut of the movie, and was never actually even filmed. Read More »
Even if you hated the Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig (who is still hoping to get a crack at making a sequel), I think we can all be happy that the revival of the classic film franchise from Ivan Reitman resulted in the return of Hi-C’s beloved Ecto Cooler. The previously discontinued flavor of juice was something Ghostbusters fans have long wanted to see back on shelves, and back in May they got their wish in conjunction with the release of the new Ghostbusters. But sadly, it will be going away again at the end of the year. Read More »
Shortly after Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters hit theaters, one executive at Sony Pictures had no doubt that a sequel to the movie would come together. However, the tune behind the scenes appeared to change drastically about a month later as the theatrical release was winding down, and the box office numbers were not as high as the studio had hoped. A sequel was not looking likely.
At the time, one estimate indicated that Ghostbusters would need to make $300 million to break even, while another source said that estimation was way off and didn’t take into consideration all the money earned from “consumer products, gaming, location-based entertainment, continued international rollout, and huge third-party promotional partnerships.” Well, the movie ended up raking in just over $229 million at the box office, and while the call for a Ghostbusters reboot sequel hasn’t been made, Paul Feig is still hopeful that it will happen. Read More »
Living with an ailment than keeps you confined to a wheelchair most of the time when you venture out of the house is undoubtedly difficult. But luckily, a nine year old boy named Jeremy with spina bifida has some spectacular parents who make him feel like the coolest kid on the block when heading out into the neighborhood on Halloween.
You might remember a story in Star Wars Bits last year where a father turned his son’s wheelchair into a snowspeeder from The Empire Strikes Back. The flaps even moved, and the laser canons shot glowing NERF darts. That was Jeremy in that snowspeeder. Now his father has done something magical again by turning his son’s wheelchair into the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. Read More »
Ghostbusters just arrived on home video last week, and it came with the extended cut of the film that wasn’t seen in theaters. Word on the street is that the extra 15 minutes put back into the movie actually fixes many of the plot holes that remained in the theatrical cut, and it just might be worth watching. It probably won’t change the minds of those who flat out hated the theatrical cut already, but there you have it.
Now that the film is on home video, some of the outtakes are making their way online. There are actually two gag reels and six alternate take reels available in the special features, showing that Paul Feig shot a lot of footage for this movie. They’re all worth watching for some laughs, but easily the best one out of all of them are Kate McKinnon‘s Ghostbusters outtakes. They’re wacky, wonderful and just pure improvisational magic. Watch them below! Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ghostbusters was neither this summer’s best film nor this summer’s worst film, but it’s definitely the frontrunner for this summer’s most divisive film. The exhausting culture war over Paul Feig‘s reboot began the moment it was announced and intensified after the trailer was released, peaking with the film’s release in July. But it’s over, at least for now. The dust has settled. We’ve all survived and moved on. And now here comes Honest Trailers to offer their two cents on the whole thing.
The Ghostbusters Honest Trailer takes the unusual step of turning off YouTube comments, which is probably for the best considering the toxic online conversation surrounding this movie. (“You did this to yourself, internet,” scolds the narrator.) But that doesn’t mean they’re pulling their punches. “It’s bad,” the narrator laments. “I’m not gonna lie to you guys. I mean, it’s not as bad as they said it was gonna be, but still, it’s pretty bad.” Watch the Ghostbusters Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Keanu Reeves shows off his John Wick: Chapter 2 weapon skills.
- Tom Cruise teases an insane stunt for Mission: Impossible 6.
- Pitch Perfect 3 brings back Anna Camp.
- Paddington 2 recruits Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson into the cast.
- John Boyega is set to begin filming Pacific Rim 2 soon.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda teases Mary Poppins Returns.
- George Takei critiques the new Star Trek movies.
- And more!
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