We ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
Recently, Sigourney Weaver let slip that she will be reprising her role as Dana Barrett in the upcoming sequel? spin-off? currently known as Ghostbusters 3. Her loose lips even sank Venkman and Stantz’s ships saying that Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd would be returning to their roles respectively.
Of course, this news sent the GB fandom buzzing. There wasn’t enough OG Ghostbuster cameos in the 2016 female-led film directed by Paul Feig to satisfy fans.
However, Jason Reitman (Juno) put to rest some of the rumors and shared the inspiration for the script. Jason’s father, Ivan Reitman, directed the original Ghostbusters in 1984.
Jason would not confirm Weaver’s words about the original cast. He said he wanted to keep some plotlines and surprises secret for the fans. He did share a bit more information about things he was willing to confirm regarding the film.
First and foremost, it is happening. Jason revealed he’s been working on the script for years. He received a nugget of inspiration and the story began to take shape.
Secondly, the inspiration came from an image of a little girl with a proton pack. That was the catalyst that got Jason writing. It began with a girl, and grew into a family. The characters he would confirm include a 12 year old girl, a brother, and their mom.
Casting has already been announced for these three parts. McKenna Grace (Gifted, I, Tonya) will play the girl. Her brother will be played by Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), and the mom is portrayed by Carrie Coon (Gone Girl).
The original cast has been included. Jason shared that all four original actors have received and read the scripts. He hinted they may return, but would not confirm.
This untitled project will release in theaters on July 10, 2020.
Now I’m craving roasted marshmallows…