Out of the blue yesterday came the news that a new Ghostbusters movie is on the way from director Jason Reitman, and unlike the 2016 reboot, this film would be connected to the original two films. Then today brought a nostalgic and spooky first teaser. Fans aren't the only ones excited about this long awaited continuation of the beloved franchise; the original Ghostbusters themselves are also psyched. Take a look.
Dan Aykroyd has been carrying the torch for Ghostbusters 3 and the franchise as a whole for a long time, and he's naturally going to chime in about this news. The teaser shows the iconic Ecto-1 stored away in a barn, looking as if it hasn't been used for some time. It is almost definitely going to need a tune-up, and who better than Dr. Ray Stantz himself to do it.
Ray Stantz was the one who fixed up and modified the Ecto-1 in the first place, so his mechanical skills could certainly be used to get a vehicle that's been in storage for thirty years running again. In his tweet, Dan Aykroyd makes this plain with a play on 'who ya gonna call' by letting Jason Reitman know exactly who to call.
Dan Aykroyd isn't the only original Ghostbuster who saw this hype-generating teaser either. Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore in the first two films, also took to Twitter to react to this teaser and express his excitement. Check it out.
A hundred-foot marshmallow man is pretty big, but Ernie Hudson isn't being hyperbolic here. The return of the Ghostbusters franchise, in a movie that will be connected to the original films and will be directed by the son of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman, is a big deal indeed.
It would be great to say that these reactions are indicators that these two actors will be reprising their roles for this new Ghostbusters movie, but this is still early days and this film does not have a cast yet and no official plot details have been revealed. Jason Reitman, who co-wrote the script with Monster House director Gil Kenan, said that there are surprises in store, but wouldn't reveal whether the original Ghostbusters are in the movie.
So we will have to wait and see if Stantz, Zeddemore and Venkman return. If nothing else, judging by the reactions of these two original Ghostbusters actors (Bill Murray predictably hasn't weighed in), they would likely be interested if there is a chance for them to be a part of this new movie and reprise their iconic roles.
The new Ghostbusters is set to start shooting in a few months with a summer 2020 release date in mind. Check out our 2019 release schedule for the movies you can see in the meantime. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated on this new Ghostbusters as news develops.