Dan Aykroyd Has Written A ‘Ghostbusters’ Prequel; Hopes To Make After Jason Reitman’s New Film

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During an interview with The Canadian Press, Dan Aykroyd revealed he has written a script for a Ghostbusters prequel titled Ghostbusters High that he hopes will follow Jason Reitman’s upcoming sequel.

The Ghostbusters franchise is set to continue with a sequel helmed by Jason Reitman, the son of original film director Ivan Reitman. Now, Dan Aykroyd, who co-wrote and starred in the first Ghostbusters film and its sequel, revealed that he has penned a script for a 60s-era prequel about the younger days of the original team members:

“[…] I’ve written “Ghostbusters High,” where they meet in New Jersey in 1969 and we’re looking to do that as probably a glorified feature or pilot within the next maybe five years…. And it would lead to a television project and I thought of him immediately for that.

It’s on his desk but that’s years away from the current project. But it’s a neat idea for a prequel. Imagine casting the three characters as teenagers!”

However, Dan Aykroyd also revealed that there are at least two additional concepts he hopes to see follow Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters film before his proposed prequel:

“[…] we have other stuff after the Jason Reitman-helmed movie. We have at least one or two other concepts for the “Ghostbusters” and then we’ll look at doing the prequel, which will be a perfect button on all we’ve done up to that point.”

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Whether or not original cast members Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Bill Murray will return is currently unknown (Harold Ramis, who portrayed Egon Spengler, passed away in 2014), though the new film will be a sequel to the first two Ghostbusters movies and is set in the present day with new, younger characters.

Directed by Jason Reitman from a script he co-wrote with Poltergeist remake director Gil Kena, the new Ghostbusters sequel will star Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace. Production is set to begin on July 12 in Calgary, Alberta.

The Untitled Ghostbusters Sequel is scheduled to be released in 2020.

Source: The Canadian Press

New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed

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Dark Phoenix X-Men Jean Grey Sophie TurnerNew character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.

This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.

You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jean Grey Sophie Turner

Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:

“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX.  During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all.  Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet.  The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”

Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.

Source: IGN

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Professor X James McAvoy

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Mystique Jennifer Lawrence

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Magneto Michael Fassbender

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Beast Nicholas Hoult

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Cyclops Tye Sheridan

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Storm Alexandra Shipp

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Quicksilver Evan Peters

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Nightcrawler Kodi Smit-McPhee

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jessica Chastain

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