The various members of the “Ghostbusters” cast over the years have discussed the possibility of a third film, talk that seemed to dwindle once Sony’s 2016 reboot of the property was released.
Then, earlier this year, “Young Adult” director Jason Reitman announced plans to unleash an all-new “Ghostbusters” film, one that would serve as a direct sequel to the earlier movies and ignore the 2016 reboot.
Since that announcement, many of the original actors have weighed in and shared their excitement for the project, but one person who has been fairly radio silent is Ernie Hudson who played Winston Zeddemore. That changed this week when Hudson appeared at the Countdown City Geekcast at Celebrity Fan Fest and was asked about the new film. He said:
“I’m glad that Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman’s son, is gonna be directing and producing this movie, and writing it. And he was a kid when we were doing the other movies, in fact, he’s in the second movie, so I know there’s a love for the movie. He’s an amazing filmmaker, and I think he’s gonna take it to a whole other level. So as we move into the future, I’m just really excited that he’s gonna give the fans what they’ve been looking for. I think the last movie with the ladies, it was a good movie and enjoyable, but it wasn’t quite what a lot of the fans wanted. I think this will be more in line with the original Ghostbusters, so I’m excited about it.”
The new film is expected to see Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver reprising their roles, though officially none of them have been confirmed by Sony Pictures as yet. The only set names are Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Carrie Coon so far with the trio playing a family. Paul Rudd also recently joined the project as a teacher.
Reitman co-wrote the script with “Monster House” filmmaker Gil Kenan. The film opens in cinemas July 10th 2020.