If you’re a fan of Ghostbusters II, then Jason Reitman’s ideas might just have your interest piqued for Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2.
Jason Reitman has been doing the press rounds for his belated sequel to the original Ghostbusters films and needless to say, he’s been asked about the possibility of a further sequel. What’s more, considering he probably quite fancies a break from it all at this point, the director has been quite forthcoming with ideas too.
Without veering into spoiler territory, Afterlife, as you’d most likely expect as a studio franchise picture, leaves the door wide open for further films. Jason Reitman has been speculating about what they could look like, as well as who might end up making future chapters.
For a start, Reitman discussed the possibility of bringing back Ghostbusters II‘s antagonist, Vigo the Carpathian, in an Afterlife sequel, stating “there is a lot of time and opportunity for Vigo the Carpathian to make his return. Look, are you saying that’s the only painting of Vigo the Carpathian? Maybe, he’s riding a horse in another one, maybe, impaling someone in another one.”
On top of that little tease, Reitman also discussed who might direct the next one, and possibly passing the torch for the next film in the series. “I would love to see Ghostbusters movies from all my favourite filmmakers. I could but I don’t want to jinx it because I actually do believe in this idea.”
When pressed as to whether this may include regular collaborator Diablo Cody, Reitman’s longtime and Oscar-winning writing and producing partner, he answered “if you don’t think I haven’t had this conversation with her, then you don’t know our relationship well enough. Yeah, we have spoken about Ghostbusters. I’d love to see a Diablo Cody Ghostbusters movie. She’s one of the best storytellers alive, we’ve made four movies together and I’d love to make a fifth”.
You can catch Ghostbusters: Afterlife in cinemas right now and our review is right here.
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