Ivan Reitman Reveals Why He Won't Be Directing A Third GHOSTBUSTERS Movie

Ivan Reitman Reveals Why He Won't Be Directing A Third GHOSTBUSTERS Movie

Rumour has it that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig will helm a Ghostbusters reboot with an all-female cast, but original filmmaker Ivan Reitman was attached to return for a time. Here, he explains why that's no longer the case and his involvement with the current iteration...

It appears as if we will no longer be getting a Ghostbusters movie continuing the story from the first two instalments as Paul Feig is developing a new story which some claim will reboot the franchise will an all-female cast. In a recent interview with Superhero Hype, Ivan Reitman talked more about why he decided to step away from Ghostbusters 3 and hand the reigns over to someone else.

"I am very involved. I’m a producer of the film. I wasn’t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn’t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn’t need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make sure we’re going to have the quality and style of what is appropriate for another version of that film. But the franchise could benefit from somebody else’s point of view. I’ve done it twice before and it will be great to get somebody else to lend a hand as well."

The original Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and fans of the first two movies have long been sceptical about both the necessity of a third one AND the recently revealed plans to possibly reboot. Either way, it seems like something that Sony are intent on making, so be sure to stay tuned to CBM for updates. 
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COREY6487 - 8/15/2014, 6:15 PM
i dont think anyone wants this movie anymore... so tired reading about it. just let the [frick]ing piece of shit die cause its never going to live up to expectations.
NubaX - 8/15/2014, 6:16 PM
That makes sense.

Just get a good Cast that we can get excited about.
Darknights23 - 8/15/2014, 6:19 PM
Khanlark - 8/15/2014, 6:23 PM
I would rather see a reboot than a sequel tbh.
Alien - 8/15/2014, 6:29 PM
There was a time when I wanted to see a Ghostbusters 3, that time was the 90's.
Now, IDGF.

natybohhoe410 - 8/15/2014, 6:32 PM
I will not see a ghostbusters with an all female cast...that's some bullshit
Mercwitham0uth - 8/15/2014, 6:36 PM
Gohstbuster 1 & 2 were awesome. The reboot will never exist in my eyes.
TheGambitFreak - 8/15/2014, 6:38 PM
James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Craig Robinson. [frick]ing do it.
InfiniteMonkey - 8/15/2014, 6:39 PM
If the girls-GirlsBusters?...GirlGhostbusters?...If they are scantily clad and badass, this movie will make a truckload of money.
Demongod20 - 8/15/2014, 6:39 PM
I want Ghostbusters 3. I just don't want it to be some half assed thrown together thing that the studio just throws out there just to throw it out there. I want a movie that actually feels like the other older movies but has a new story to tell that that doesn't just rehash what the older movies did. It would be great if it followed the path of the Ghostbusters extreme animated series where the older Ghostbusters passed the torch to a new generation and serve an administrative role or have retired.
SuperCat - 8/15/2014, 6:40 PM
An all female cast could be good, i guess. Depends on the casting though.
MrBlackJack - 8/15/2014, 6:42 PM
I really hope the new Ghostbusters look like that.
Alien - 8/15/2014, 6:43 PM
McGee - 8/15/2014, 6:47 PM
We already had an all-female Ghostbusters film that was hilarious!

It's called Nut Busters. I think Axel Braun directed it!

McGee - 8/15/2014, 6:49 PM

Oh well then you should watch Nut Busters! Great to watch even after you busted that first nut!
DCGuy - 8/15/2014, 6:50 PM
McGee - 8/15/2014, 6:57 PM
God damn @BatfleckReturns .....what the hell did you do to BatManHisenberg!!!???
McGee - 8/15/2014, 6:59 PM
God damn @Pasto!

What did you do to DamianWayne?
VISIONaryNPa - 8/15/2014, 6:59 PM
Not really interested in this anymore. Was interested in 2010, but not anymore.

RIP Ramis
Joe6Pack74 - 8/15/2014, 7:00 PM
GirlRage - 8/15/2014, 7:56 PM
I liked the games on Xbox 360. I felt like that was a super fun adventure. I hope they can bring it back strong. Godzilla got a lot of love, why not Ghost Busters? I'll eat up some Ghost Busters stuff like.....

TheStranger - 8/15/2014, 8:26 PM
Eh Ramis passed and Murray isn't interested, the rest of the cast would be pointless with 2 already MIA. Just let it go down as a good couple movies and let it be. Back when Harold Ramis was trying to do it 3-4 years ago would've been the perfect time to do it. The moment is over. Just let it go.
Ruffus - 8/15/2014, 8:33 PM
My interest in this died along with Ramis. Just reboot it full of dick and fart jokes and let it flop so it'll die off.
LoudLon - 8/15/2014, 8:33 PM
I remember seeing the original at the cinema on its opening weekend when I was 12. One of the most fun and funniest movie-going experiences of my life. I have a feeling this one won't have the same effect, which means I'll likely pass. No Murray, no Ramis (RIP), no me.
BlackWarrior - 8/15/2014, 9:07 PM
At this point, just reboot.
MisterHolmes - 8/15/2014, 10:55 PM
just stop this. no more ghostbusters, no sequel no reboot. Let the Classics b classic. at this point without Ramis, its not going to be the same, and a reboot isnt the answer. Its over weve seen it, we dont need any more without it being the original 4
manofmidgard - 8/15/2014, 11:14 PM
bill is considering the offer to work with an all female cast...

rage - 8/16/2014, 1:20 AM
Ok, 1: scrap the movie in favour of a tv series. Plenty of great tv actors out therewho could take on the roles and it could open up the for whole other storylines. You dont need the original characters in the roles either, you can go next generation. That way you can pave the way for original characters cameo's or even have a permanent role for dan akroyd as a consultant for the GB's
2: Woody Harrelson should be a dead cert for the lead role.
DylanTBest - 8/16/2014, 1:26 AM
Lets guess the roster
Melissa McCarthy is pretty much confirmed
Who else?
FearTheLiving - 8/16/2014, 1:50 AM
Just make it another Ghostbuster branch that was sanctioned by the originals or have these be the new recruits after the originals retired there is zero reason for it to be a "reboot".
Danbojohnj - 8/16/2014, 4:44 AM
Ghostbusters was cool because of two things,Venkman and Slimer,but mostly it was down to Bill Murray.
Can't see the point of this new one at all.
Doppelganger - 8/16/2014, 8:02 AM
Sony..... Movie is already doomed
TheDpool - 8/16/2014, 8:58 AM
Seriously an all female cast? You know I'm gonna get a lot of hate for this but I'd like to see a reboot starring Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco and Craig Robinson..... Im a fan of their work I'd watch it
RexDartEskimoSpy - 8/16/2014, 9:05 AM
What if Wes Anderson directs Ghostbusters 3? Then Bill Murray would do it.

The movie's gonna shit all over the original's legacy anyway, might as well do it hilariously wrong.
JorL5150 - 8/16/2014, 9:42 AM
Do not want
monkeyballs - 8/16/2014, 10:30 AM
Ghostbusters is the only one worth watching. We didn't need Ghostbusters 2 and sure as hell don't need Ghostbusters 3!
MarVell - 8/16/2014, 2:44 PM

SuperSpiderMan5778 - 8/16/2014, 5:47 PM
i don't know what's more annoying...the bullshit we hear about this movie or the Foxtastic Four reboot.
odie00 - 8/16/2014, 9:27 PM
I WILL NEVER WATCH THIS MOVIE IF THEY DO AN ALL FEMALE CAST! That's BS. That's like taking the Ninja Turtles and making them all female. If they do a reboot or remake, whatever, they should get some really good actors who can do serious parts but also some humor in there. A lot of you are suggesting Seth Rogen. Why? He plays the same damn part in all his movies. The thing about the Ghostbusters was that they were all middle age men, who were nerds, not really good looking, busting ghosts. They had humor, but it was clever and not over the top. That's the Ghostbusters.
Jody8881 - 8/17/2014, 4:01 PM
Since the original is my all time favorite movie, I wholly disapprove of a reboot/remake/sequel. Much like Reitman said, the dream died with Ramis.

Please do not bastardize one of the greatest improv comedies of my generation; especially not with with unfunny Melissa McCarthy.
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