Jason Reitman To Direct ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel Set In Original Universe

Jason Reitman is set to direct and co-write a new Ghostbusters film set in the same universe as the original 1984 film, directed by his father Ivan Reitman.

Entertainment Weekly reports Jason Reitman will direct and a new Ghostbusters film set in the modern day, but in the same universe as the original film in the vein of 2018’s Halloween and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Jason Reitman also co-wrote the script with Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan. Reitman actually appeared in Ghostbusters II as an actor, but is best known for his directorial work with Juno and Up in the Air.

No word on if the upcoming sequel will feature the return of the original cast, but Sony has already set a release date of 2020 with filming beginning in the coming months. Jason Reitman spoke about his love for the franchise and explained his vision for the upcoming film with EW:

“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a 6-year-old visiting the set. I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans. This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot. What happened in the ‘80s happened in the ‘80s, and this is set in the present day. This is very early, and I want the film to unwrap like a present. We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet.”

Paul Feige directed a reboot of the film in 2016 starring a team of women, which struggled critically and financially. A production company called Ghost Corps was also launched in conjunction with Feige’s reboot in hopes to jump start a cinematic universe. Jason Reitman said the following on Feige’s film:

“I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses, and would love to see more stories from them. However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”

Are you excited to see a new Ghostbusters sequel? Which actors would you like to see make up the new team? Comment below!

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest on the upcoming sequel!

Untitled Ghostbusters Sequel is set for a Summer 2020 release date.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.