Ivan Reitman Wants To Connect The Ghostbusters Movie Universes In A Future Film


Dan Aykroyd had a lot of unkind things to say about Paul Feig's 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, last week. But original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 director Ivan Reitman just wants everyone to get along. Reitman and Ernie Hudson appeared on Facebook page Super News Live for Ghostbusters Day this week (that's June 8th), and he revealed what he would do if he had a chance to direct another Ghostbusters film:

I think one thing that fans have clearly wanted, and so did I, is that somehow we tie the worlds together. That the historical films – the ones that I originally directed, you know, back in the '80s – mixed with the film that Paul Feig just did and that world. I think it was a little awkward that it wasn't connected, and we certainly heard a lot from everybody out there. So I would definitely want to connect to all of that.

Reitman is a bit behind the curve, unfortunately. Via a dimensional portal, IDW's Ghostbusters 101 comic by Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado is currently doing just that. But back to the cinema, Reitman also wants to see the Ghostbusters go global:

What we've been doing a lot of is thinking about the franchise rights for Ghostbusters. Because Ghostbusters, that idea doesn't have to just take place in New York, it can happen over the world. I think it would be really cool to see Korean ghosts or Chinese ghosts. All those great traditions in the world have all these tales and things those people are afraid of. To have a sort of local group of Ghostbusters that tie with the head office in New York would be fun.

Ivan, we don't care what you do with the franchise next… just promise us we'll get another Ecto Cooler revival to go along with it, and you have our support.

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