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Old 04-25-22, 11:28 PM
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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024, D: Kenan)

Sony ainít afraid of no ghosts, specifically making more Ghostbusters movies. The studio announced today at CinemaCon in a closing sizzle reel that a fifth movie in the series is in the works. No talent attachments were revealed.

The latest movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, centers around the grandkids of Dr. Egon Spengler and was directed by Jason Reitman. It minted $129.3M at the domestic box office and $197.3M WW after a Thanksgiving release, taking the franchiseís global worth to $938.2M.
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Hope itís in NY and the old gang comes back in supporting roles.
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Hope itís in NY and the old gang comes back in supporting roles.
I got the feel from the last one that Murray was doing Reitman a solid, but he's over the GB thing. Hudson, on the other hand, would show up for free ham sandwich.
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I think Afterlife made me realize Iím over the franchise. Truth be told Iíve never been a huge Ghostbusters fan to begin with. I like the movies, but Iím not a diehard fan.
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I realized after all the hubbub, I never got around to watching Afterlife. Is it on any streaming service?
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I loved Afterlife. And it set up a new movie, set in New York, really well.

Hudson and Aykroyd supervising a new generation of Ghostbusters makes a lot of sense. That's what I'd like to see.
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re: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024, D: Kenan)

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I realized after all the hubbub, I never got around to watching Afterlife. Is it on any streaming service?
Currently only to rent/buy. Will be on Starz starting 5/16.
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I also enjoyed Afterlife, and would be down for another one.
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I liked Afterlife at first, but in all honesty best to just to leave it alone. The last movie only worked as a piece of nostalgia-bait. If you stripped the 1984 elements out of the movie, it'd be a Goonies/Stranger Things room-temperature leftover.

Ghostbusters is best left in the past. 38 years in the past.
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
I got the feel from the last one that Murray was doing Reitman a solid, but he's over the GB thing. Hudson, on the other hand, would show up for free ham sandwich.
Make that turkey and I'm in!

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I think Murray will be out, but Aykroyd (who actually has approval on each of these movies - and I think he's the only one Sony needs to get the OK from, as Murray long ago gave up his rights, and Ramis has passed) should be back (at least for a cameo) and AFTERLIFE seemed to imply that Hudson's Winston would be setting up shop/training newbies (McKenna Grace's character and others) in NYC.

I know Aykroyd said at the time AFTERLIFE came out that he thought the old gang (him, Ernie and Bill) had one more adventure left in them - but I don't know if Murray would say "yes" to that or if Sony wants Murray right now considering the questionable press he's gotten in the last month.
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Maybe they could bring those women in from Boston and Winston slapping a cease and desist on them for using the ™. Multiverse or bust!
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
Ghostbusters is best left in the past. 38 years in the past.
That sounds good, let's make that one.
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re: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024, D: Kenan)

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
I liked Afterlife at first, but in all honesty best to just to leave it alone. The last movie only worked as a piece of nostalgia-bait. If you stripped the 1984 elements out of the movie, it'd be a Goonies/Stranger Things room-temperature leftover.

Ghostbusters is best left in the past. 38 years in the past.
Thatís where Iím at with this franchise as well. I enjoyed Afterlife quite a bit, got ďthe feelsĒ at the end - may have gotten a little misty eyed and liked the new cast quite a bit but overall I realize that the nostalgia factor played a BIG role in my enjoyment of the movie. And as much as I liked it, Iíve really had no desire to revisit it and donít anticipate wanting to rewatch it any time soon.

I know they left it open for another one, and Iíd be ok with Winston training a new generation of Ghostbusters, Iíd also be perfectly fine with no more movies being made. Afterlife was a solid cap to the series.

Of course, it Columbia/Sony REALLY want this franchise to continue so I guess weíll get moreÖ
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I'd prefer they just take it to streaming as a series. The subject matter begs for more serialized storytelling. Build up a threat over a season of 6 or 7 episodes whilst building up the characters and comedy elements. Or even do the Cobra Kai thing and mine nostalgia while creating new characters and situations to care about. 10 episodes of 24 minutes each? I could be down with that.
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
I'd prefer they just take it to streaming as a series. The subject matter begs for more serialized storytelling. Build up a threat over a season of 6 or 7 episodes whilst building up the characters and comedy elements. Or even do the Cobra Kai thing and mine nostalgia while creating new characters and situations to care about. 10 episodes of 24 minutes each? I could be down with that.
I feel similar, and I guess it's because I loved the animated series back in the 80s so much. The material is perfect for a monster of the week format, but also with a background story arch for the big bad. But definitely let the old characters go at this point. ATC could have easily been a better project if it was simply a different franchise of Ghostbusters, Inc or whatever.
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I would have enjoyed Afterlife much more if the OG Ghostbusters made more than a cameo at the end. They should have at least been featured in the whole third act, and given a more substantial role like we saw in No Way Home.
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
I'd prefer they just take it to streaming
Don't cross the streams
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Maybe they could bring those women in from Boston and Winston slapping a cease and desist on them for using the ô. Multiverse or bust!
Speaking of the multiverse, I wouldn't mind if they brought Kate McKinnon's Holtzman into the Afterlife sequel to replace Spengler. Of the ATC/2016 crew, she's the only one who really came off like someone who could have been part of the regular GB universe.

Just drop in a line about how she came into this world through a portal she accidentally opened up.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Speaking of the multiverse, I wouldn't mind if they brought Kate McKinnon's Holtzman into the Afterlife sequel to replace Spengler. Of the ATC/2016 crew, she's the only one who really came off like someone who could have been part of the regular GB universe.

Just drop in a line about how she came into this world through a portal she accidentally opened up.
She could just show up without explanation and I wouldnít give a shit. Alternate universe doppelgšnger or something I donít care. I just absolutely agree that she was the shining star of that film.
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^ Her and Kevin. Must have Kevin.
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Since it's been mentioned, I would also prefer a series featuring the Ghostbusting they do on a regular basis.
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Originally Posted by mndtrp
Since it's been mentioned, I would also prefer a series featuring the Ghostbusting they do on a regular basis.
The old animated show was great for the idea of the regular, not end-of-the-world threats. Just obnoxious poltergeists and such.
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Originally Posted by milo bloom
The old animated show was great for the idea of the regular, not end-of-the-world threats. Just obnoxious poltergeists and such.
Like a ghost that goes around playfully pulling on women's ponytails.

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