Ivan Reitman Provides More Insight On Ghostbusters III


In America (and probably elsewhere) its April Fools Day. A day that originally came about because newspaper delivery and social media didn’t exist. Neither did computers come to think of it. A lot of people in 1582 (402 years before Ghostbusters was completed and in theaters!) didn’t know their governments and faith dictated New Years was now and forever to be 4 months earlier. Somehow people who didn’t know this ended up as part of a practical joke.

Four Hundred and Thirty Two Years later I’m writing a post with new insights about Ghostbusters III. This isn’t an April Fool’s joke.

Fred Topel from CraveOnline interviewed Ivan Reitman. Any interview with someone involved with Ghostbusters is always asked about a third Ghostbusters movie. It was short, not pointless. See what I did their?

On 3D and film title?

Certainly there’s been a lot of talk about doing Ghostbusters 3 in 3D as well, and I don’t think we’ll call it Ghostbusters 3 either.

If the story is more important then the effects (something Bill Murray felt let Ghostbusters II down) and it makes sense for say a confinement stream to be 3D, I’m ok with it. Hopefully we won’t need the glasses.

Since ghostheads and everyone else have been calling Ghostbusters III, Ghostbusters III or 3 since President Bush was in office, this movie has been in “pre production” since another Bush was in office, it would be very smart for Ghostbusters III to be called something else. Along the lines of what Star Trek or The Terminator franchises have and are doing.


It’s not a reboot, It just lives in a world where the first two movies did occur and those characters were there and at least some of them will be in this film, but it’s really a different story.

I never thought GB3 would be a reboot, reimagining, remake, rehash, and more words that begin with r. I wonder if they’ll include the continuity from Ghostbusters: The Video Game at least.

Female Ghostbuster?

I have no comment.

I find it interesting Ivan wouldn’t comment. Unless its complicated or he didn’t want to rehash some past “creative discussions” with Dan Aykroyd, why not say. Unless too he’d like some element of surprise in the age of the information super highway with exits to social media.

In the past when Dan Aykroyd has talked about Ghostbusters III, it seemed like he wanted a female Ghostbuster in the movie. Whether it was wishful thinking, someone he liked, or had thought of, I believe Eliza Dushku was a name Dan Mentioned. In GB: TVG women can be “rookie” Ghostbusters, going back to The Real Ghostbusters Janine could pull double duty as a Ghostbuster. Kylie was an “extreme” Ghostbuster in the sorta spin off, Extreme Ghostbusters. Their are women Ghostbusters in the ongoing comics. Of course Women wear the uniform and gear up in franchises around the world.

The complete interview can be read here.


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