'Ghostbusters': Jason Reitman Back Peddles, Clarifies 'Back To Fans' Comment

Good for Jason Reitman, we guess, attempting to clarify his comments about wanting to "hand the movie back to fans" regarding his Ghostbusters 3 project at Sony, which will theoretically completely ignore the 2016 all-female version.

'Ghostbusters': Jason Reitman Back Peddles, Clarifies 'Back To Fans' Comment

Considering how heated Ghostbusters Gate got when the initial 2016 film was announced, it seemed like Reitman (who's father Ivan Reitman directed both the original two Ghostbusters films) should know better. Eww, we know, assuming again, but how else did he think his comments about being "the first fan" were going to be taken?

'Ghostbusters': Jason Reitman Back Peddles, Clarifies 'Back To Fans' Comment
Untitled Jason Reitman Ghostbusters Film

In a tweet, Reitman acknowledged that his comments "came out wrong", and pledged his support of director Paul Feig and the ladies of the 2016 film:

Shortly thereafter, Feig responded to Reitman's tweet with some support of his own:

Needless to say, Ghostbusters seems to be a hot topic for fans of all ages across the franchise, and hopefully the resulting GB 3 will honor the ENTIRE bustin' legacy.

While there's no word on casting yet, we do have a reported character description for the film, which includes two teenagers, a boy and a girl. You can read about that here. The film is possibly shooting in Canada as early as this summer, according to HN Entertainment.

Ghostbusters 3 currently has a release date at Sony on July 10th, 2020.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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