Earlier this month, the pop culture world was shocked by the surprise announcement that a new Ghostbusters film was in the pipeline. Not only that, but it would be a direct sequel to the first two 1980s franchise entries.
As if that wasn’t cool enough, the new Ghostbusters will be a family affair, with Jason Reitman taking over the director’s chair from his father Ivan. Ivan will return as a producer, and the original cast is also expected back.
Well, with the obvious exception of Harold Ramis, who played the brains of the team, Egon Spengler. Ramis passed away in 2014, leaving a gaping hole in the Ghostbusters line-up, and one wonders how Reitman will try to fill it.
A short but effective teaser was already released for the new film, which still doesn’t have an official title. Now, Variety reports that Ghostbusters 3 – for lack of a better way to refer to it – is set to hit theaters on July 10th, 2020.
No other films are presently slated for that date, but one assumes Sony’s Ghostbusters 3 will eventually get some competition from a rival studio, as July 10th is right in the middle of the prime summer blockbuster season.
It’s currently unknown what Reitman’s new Ghostbusters will be about, but it’s been confirmed that the film will completely ignore director Paul Feig’s 2016 divisive all-female reboot, which sadly came up short at the box office.