Thursday, July 20, 2017

SDCC Ghostbusters news.

Okay, it's two and a half hours since the event, and nothing else has rolled in, so I guess this is it.

The IDW panel revealed what the next arc in the mainline GB comics title is, and it's...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2.
(See here for part 1)
Looks like the guys will be going to the Turtles world this time.

And of course, yesterday, they announced the GB:ATC spinoff title.

TMNT/GB drops November, GBATC drops October.

Those are the clearest most definitive reveals.
From here on, it gets a little murky.

So, Ivan Reitman was there, and he was the big thing I was waiting all week for.
He confirmed TWO movies in the pipeline.

The animated one that they're working on, still no details.

And (the long rumored, but never properly sourced or confirmed) one that explores the ghost world from a ghost's perspective.
Presumably also animated.

And then there's these two Tweets...

"Ivan just said they're trying to tie one of the new films to the 35th anniversary in 2019".

"Ivan said they're thinking about giving a new GB film a little "Rogue One", treatment for certain characters "Hint!" He said. Bringing back Ramis? De-aging characters? We're not sure".

Nothing on Ecto-Force.

Ivan also mentioned "Stranger Things 2", with the Ghostbusters theme to the kids play (like D&D in year 1). That had to be approved by Ghostcorps, so that's kind of a tie-in.

And a bunch of toys, which are neat, but it's the films I care about

So, that's it, the comics and the toys were the big things they front-loaded this year.
Least we sorta have a time table on the next flicks.

These were the "big announcements", they dangled at us for the 33rd anniversary, but didn't deliver on, because they wanted to moosh everything together for SDCC, and really milk it for one big info dump of the whole franchise.

I'm not gonna truly believe anything until we get titles, and casts, and they start shooting something.
I've been through this before with Ghostbusters 3.
But, I'll try to be optimistic.

So, I'll retro-link this in comments for both the GBATC 1st anniversary, and the GB1 33rd anniversary.


Diacanu said...

Okay, turns out the animated film, and the ghost-point-of-view film are one and the same.
here's what was actually said.

“I think we have wonderful plans, both for an animated feature that we’re deep in design on already and a really great story,” Reitman said to audience cheers. “That’s going to surprise everybody, I think, when it comes out. And we’re dealing with Ghost World quite a lot. We’re looking at the film from a ghost point-of-view, and the Ghostbusters from a ghost point-of-view. I think that would be something very interesting for you. And of course a new live-action film.”

Diacanu said...

Also from the same article..

"Reitman teased the lead ghost in the new animated film would wind up joining the team of Ghostbusters".

Diacanu said...

"It was clear a lot of people weren’t happy the original Ghostbusters world wasn’t included in the new one...
I love seeing [writer Erik Burnham's take on] Kate McKinnon's character's interactions with Spengler. It's very rich, and has given me lots of ideas for a new film."
- Ivan Reitman

Diacanu said...

Ivan Reitman says Ecto-Force is on hold while they focus on the animated movie.

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