Ghostbusters Getting An Animated Movie

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After the disappointing flop that was 2016's Ghostbusters reboot, fans thought that they might not be able to see anymore Ghostbusters material for a while — well they thought wrong. Original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman has confirmed that there are several Ghostbusters projects in the works as of now, including more live-action films, a VR game, and an animated movie.

In an interview with io9, Reitman explained:

"We jumped into an animated film [after the last movie] and we are developing live-action films. I want to bring all these stories together as a universe that makes sense within itself. Part of my job right now is to do that."

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Ghostbusters actually had its own animated series back in the 80s called The Real Ghostbusters, and it got a revamped series called Extreme Ghostbusters in the late 90s. With this animated movie in the mix, it's possible that we could either revisit the classic Bill Murray-era Ghostbusters or maybe something else entirely — Reitman didn't go into much detail.

As for last year's flop, Reitman has also expressed his disappointment in the film. He says, "We certainly would've loved to have a larger hit." Well, so did we. I had no issue with the cast being all female, but the movie was just poorly executed.

Reitman hopes that the animated film could get a release sometime around 2019 or 2020.

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