In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Ghostbusters 3 is gearing up to film in Calgary, Alberta.
- Speaking of Ghostbusters 3: Melissa McCarthy is fine with it.
- How to Train Your Dragon 3 director Dean DeBlois would be fine with the franchise continuing (with new characters).
- Kevin Smith shares a pic of a familiar location, and a familiar face, from the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot set.
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse directors offer their thoughts on what a potential sequel might look like.
- Will Smith shares a “censored” look at a Bad Boys 3 script read.
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Ready for some release date news? I sure hope so, because that’s what we have here. First, Ghostbusters 3 (or whatever it’s going to be called) has locked-down a summer 2020 release date. Also: we finally know when we’ll see a new Christopher Nolan movie, and it will be soon – next summer. But as to what the heck the movie is, well, that’s a mystery. See the full Ghostbusters 3 release date, along with the new Christopher Nolan movie date, below.
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Fans were taken by surprise when news broke this week that Jason Reitman was directing a secret Ghostbusters sequel that would directly follow the ’80s comedy classics Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2. The secret project — which we’ll just call Ghostbusters 3 for now — was kept under wraps for months, to great success. But it turns out star Dan Aykroyd accidentally crossed the streams (of communication) just two months ago.
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Last night, word broke that Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, was working on a top-secretGhostbusters project (let’s call it Ghostbusters 3 for now). Now, a Ghostbusters 3 teaser has dropped, giving us a stylish – but mostly detail-free – look at the movie. Don’t expect to see any of the new Ghostbusters here. Instead, this footage gives off some Stranger Things-vibes. Watch the Ghostbusters 3 teaser below.
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Long before the Ghostbusters reboot tore the internet apart and made a bunch of grown men throw fits like someone popped their birthday balloon, there was a Ghostbusters sequel that was long in development that was hoping to reunite Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson for one more paranormal adventure. There was even a script that was given the greenlight at Sony Pictures, and along with the fact that Bill Murray couldn’t be convinced to do it, the film hit an even bigger snag when Harold Ramis sadly passed away. However, Dan Akyroyd seems to have renewed faith that Ghostbusters 3 will happen. Read More »
Screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) took to Twitter to give his thoughts on Paul Feig‘s new Ghostbusters reboot and to tell the story of how he once pitched a Ghostbusters movie to Sony. Hit the jump to read the story and find out how you can see the pitch for yourself.
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You’re in luck, this is a jam-packed edition of sequel bits. Below, read about the following.
- Paul Feig confirms that his Ghostbusters will have up to date tech.
- Kevin Smith compares Clerks 3 to Shakespeare’s King Lear.
- Simon Pegg said Star Trek Beyond shoots later this month and the first script was just finished.
- Independence Day 2 adds a star from The Dark Knight.
- Producer Mark Wahlberg said if the fans come out for Entourage, they’ll do one more.
- Jackie Chan tells TMZ Rush Hour 4 is coming.
- See 6 character posters from Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.
- Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves was available to help J.K. Rowling on Fantastic Beasts.
- Justin Lin talks the story of Star Trek Beyond.
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A reboot version of Ghostbusters is coming in July of 2016 with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig at the helm and actresses Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the lead roles. We’ve heard some chatter about the film before from Feig, with comments on the backlash, as well as on the proposed spin-off movies that might be in the works for a shared universe. Feig also previously mentioned that The Walking Dead was influencing his new approach to Ghostbusters.
But now the director has opened up about what finally drew him to the franchise after he resisted getting involved with a previous attempt at a Ghostbusters sequel. Find out why Paul Feig turned down Ghostbusters 3 below. Read More »
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Max Landis isn’t writing Ghostbusters 3. Ghostbusters 3 doesn’t even exist, really. Sony is, in fact, moving head with a rebooted Ghostbusters directed by Paul Feig and are trying to do a second film in that universe, starring Channing Tatum. And while the minds behind the original franchise (Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman) have their hands on these films, each will pretend 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters 2 never happened.
To some fans, not seeing a satisfying return of those characters trumps any good feelings about the franchise returning. Max Landis speaks to those people. The screenwriter and director took the fake news of him writing a sequel seriously, so he actually did. He never pitched it or showed it to anyone, but instead just used it as an exercise in creating a sequel, building mythology and more.
After all that, Landis has now put his Ghostbusters 3 treatment online for anyone to read. Find out more below. Read More »
For 25 years, Ghostbusters co-creator and star Dan Aykroyd was trying to get a third movie made. Scripts were written and rewritten, creating legions of stories about the franchise future, but nothing ever came of it. Then Paul Feig came on board with a new idea: reboot the franchise with four women. Quickly, a third Ghostbusters film came into focus. It now has a cast and a 2016 release date.
Aykroyd is all for this new incarnation. He’s excited about it, he loves the cast and Feig’s script. But he’s not convinced his original idea is still dead. In a new interview on Sirius XM, the writer/actor praised the new film but said if it’s successful, some of his original ideas for a traditional sequel could still happen. Read the latest Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters quotes below. Read More »