A mere five months after its fourth installment in the series hit theaters, the Ghostbusters franchise is prepping to roll cameras once again. A sequel to the hit Ghostbusters: Afterlife has officially been greenlit.
Sony Pictures’ three-day stay at CinemaCon in Las Vegas ended with a sizzle reel teasing the announcement of a fifth film in the ghostly property. Per the report, the studio fully intends to move forward with the upcoming entry but did not specify who will be in front of the camera or behind it.
Of course, while Sony may be calling in another round of supernatural humor, a lingering question is will audiences even bother to pick up the receiver? The passage of time and a divided fanbase have stilted Ghostbusters’ appeal in recent years. Paul Feig’s 2016 soft reboot earned more scorn than anything else, as the film underperformed upon release and ushered in a demand for the series to return to its roots. That demand was taken up by Jason Reitman—son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two Bill Murray-led films in the franchise—when he delivered Ghostbusters: Afterlife in 2021. Despite earning a few devotees back, the film’s box office earnings were only modest, signaling a potential epitaph for the franchise.
However, whether it’s due to Reitman’s vision or an untapped market, Sony is seemingly prepared to let the slime drip for one more outing.
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