In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Get a first look at the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
- Hobbs and Shaw face down a helicopter
- Kevin Smith gears up to start shooting Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
- Jason Reitman talks briefly about Ghostbusters 2020
- Bill & Ted 3 may finally start shooting this year
- All that and more
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In the world of Ghostbusters comics, everyone’s favorite team has already enjoyed a series of crossovers. Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore not only met the animated versions of themselves, but they also met Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan from 2016’s Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. More recently, the team was also introduced to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and now they’re about to meet another huge franchise.
IDW Publishing is bringing a Ghostbusters Transformers comic book miniseries to life this summer. Not only will it have Autobots and Decepticons meeting the ghost-trappers, but it will turn the famous Ecto-1 car into a Transformer known as Ectotron. Find out how these two franchises will meet in Transformers / Ghostbusters below. Read More »
Director Jason Reitman recently announced that he would be following in his father Ivan Reitman‘s footsteps by directing a Ghostbusters sequel that would take place decades after the original movies in the franchise. The reception for this new project has ranged from fury about ignoring the new Ghostbusters to celebration that we’ll finally get a sequel set in the original universe of New York’s finest paranormal investigators. That’s to be expected when you’re dealing with a franchise like Ghostbusters.
But there was more than a little bitterness online yesterday in response to a certain comment that Jason Reitman made about his new Ghostbusters project. While appearing on Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, the director explained that in addition to going back to some of the old school filmmaking techniques they used on the original movie, he wanted to “hand the movie back to the fans.” And that came with all sorts of implications about the 2016 Ghostbusters and exactly where they stand as fans.
Thankfully, Jason Reitman has clarified his feelings on Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, responded to the backlash, and even has an ally in director Paul Feig. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »
It’s been way too cold outside to do anything. That’s why it’s good to have a rotating library of titles from Netflix to help occupy the extra time you’re spending on the couch. However, with March right around the corner, you might want to go out of your way to watch a few TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in the near future, including one of the most influential high school movies ever made, one of Disney’s live-action remakes, and the best paranormal exterminators ever. Get the full rundown on TV shows and movies leaving Netflix next month
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Who ya gonna call? Whoever can help get you passes to the first-ever Ghostbusters Fan Fest kicking off in California.
Sony Pictures, Ghost Corps and Wizard World are teaming up for this event, which will mark the first official Ghostbusters-centric celebration. The event will arrive just in time for the original film’s 35th anniversary, not to mention the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters II. And with a new Ghostbusters movie slated to arrive in 2020, you can bet there will be some big news from the fan fest too. Read More »
Over the weekend, the 2019 New York Toy Fair revealed an endless amount of toys and collectibles that you’ll see be throwing all your money at. We already shined a special light on some of the cool new Funko POPs on the way this year, including new figures from The Office, The Simpsons, Jaws, Community, Forrest Gump and more. But there was much more than little vinyl figures at the Toy Fair.
We’ve assembled our first look at some of the coolest new toys and collectibles that were on display at the 2019 New York Toy Fair. Below, you can get a look at new action figures from The Goonies, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Game of Thrones, Trick or Treat, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Masters of the Universe, John Wick, The Karate Kid, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more 2019 Toy Fair releases. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Kung Fu Hustle 2 is currently being developed.
- Some updates on the mysterious Ghostbusters 3.
- There’s still a chance we’ll see a “U.S.S. Callister” follow-up, but it won’t be in Black Mirror season 5.
- Brad Bird and Patton Oswalt make a disgusting joke about the fictional Ratatouille 2.
- Jason Blum wants 10 more Halloween sequels.
- Avatar franchise producer Jon Landau isn’t worried about that long gap between Avatar and Avatar 2.
- James Cameron has plans for Alita sequels, but don’t get your hopes up.
- Just what is going on with that Pirates of the Caribbean reboot?
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Mondo picked up the license to Ghostbusters merchandise last year, and they celebrated by releasing a new print from artist Tom Whalen. But it sounds like this is the year that bustin’ will really make them feel good.
A brand new Ghostbusters print from Ken Taylor has been revealed by Mondo – but that’s not all. They’ll also be releasing a set of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man tiki mugs and a new batch of enamel pins by Whalen (to go with the previous set released last year). Read More »
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Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Ernie Hudson was on the set of the upcoming Spectrum original series L.A.’s Finest when the Television Critics Association visited the set this week. /Film spoke to Hudson one-on-one, and before we let him go, we of course had to ask him if he’s spoken to Jason Reitman about the new Ghostbusters film that was recently announced.
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Update: Ghostbusters 2016 director Paul Feig has chimed in, offering his support for Leslie Jones:
“An absolute honest to God never ending supply of bulls**t and hate from these trolls. Leslie spoke her truth and I support her. I am very open to Jason’s new version of GB but am also sad that our 2016 team may not get to bust again. We all are. We’re forever proud of our movie.”
Our original article continues below.
Leading up to and after the release of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, the female team of conductors of the metaphysical examination faced a lot of vitriol and venom from the angry fanboys who were simply upset about women taking over paranormal extermination duties. So it should come as no surprise that one of them is upset about the new Ghostbusters project in the works from director Jason Reitman, son of the original franchise director producer Ivan Reitman.
Leslie Jones, who played Patty Tolan in the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters, lashed out on Twitter over the weekend about the all-new, surprise Ghostbusters movie in development that will act as a sequel to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. It would be an understatement to say she’s not happy about being left out in the wind. Read More »