Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Ghostbusters of Christmas future (Part 3)

Part 1.
Part 2.

Okay, so now that I've looked back on the whole "Answer The Call", deal, let's look ahead.

Assuming these things are still coming, next up, is the (untitled) animated movie, and GB: Ecto-Force.

So, let's put our speculation hats on, and dig in....

In this article about "Ghostbusters 101", Ivan Reitman said...

“I’ve always wanted to meld the two worlds....It would be great fun to see them all together for the first time and I think it’s important for the future that we bring it back into a single universe.”

The key phrase that stands out to me is...

"....and I think it’s important for the future that we bring it back into a single universe.”

The only extant timelines they had floating around were "The Real Ghostbusters", and "Answer The Call", and...

"Ghostbusters Get Real", and "Ghostbusters 101", have spliced them in.

So, if they're aiming towards getting the franchise under one universe, they sure aren't going to undo that by splintering off other new universes.
SO, any new stuff will have to be a continuation of the original movie universe.

Thus, I can pretty well confidently narrow down what the animated movie will be.
I even said here..

I think we can rule out strangers if Reitman is directly involved.
I'm betting heavily on the classic Busters.

This just re-enforces that.

It'll either be animated youth-ified versions of the classic Busters set sometime after GB2, and The Video Game.
OR, a new crew of Busters in the firehouse set in modern day.
OR, a GB franchise in a new city with connections back to the originals.
It could be any of those three, but I'm leaning most towards it being classic Busters.
Possibly even the comic book likenesses.

Especially considering...

...expansion of the Ghostbusting franchises is going to be more Ecto-Force's thing.

And this just sorts out the two animated projects....

...I still haven't a clue what the other live-action movie could be.

That one's more likely to be a new crew in the original universe in modern day.
Probably with an adult Oscar in there somewhere.

But again, this all assumes that it's happening.
Sony is considering selling off their entertainment divisions, and who knows what a shake-up of that magnitude would do to Ghostcorps.
Only time will tell.

1 comment:

Diacanu said...

GB:ATC premiered last night on Starz.
I fell asleep to it.
I had just got done watching it on Blu-Ray as counter-programming to the dumb Superbowl.
Weird feeling coming full circle from trying to get to sleep to wake up to see it at the theater in the summer, to falling asleep with it on TV.
Kind of a comfy sensation, actually.

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