Can Ghostbusters: Afterlife unite fans of the original and the 2016 reboot?

Can Ghostbusters: Afterlife unite fans of the original and the 2016 reboot?

The Guardian

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With Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd set to return, nostalgia for the first film should be well served. But director Jason Reitman is also a fan of the all-female sequel

There is good news if you are a fan of the first Ghostbusters movie: the original crew of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson will be back, along with Sigourney Weaver and even Annie Potts (as secretary Janine Melnitz), in Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

But there is bad news for those hoping that the forthcoming sequel, a direct followup to the 1980s movies, will show how much Paul Feig’s underrated 2016 reboot (with its all-female cast), got it wrong. Reitman has been clear that he is an admirer of Feig’s film and that the inspiration for making it, other than being the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, was an image that came to him of a young, female ghostbuster.

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