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Ivan Reitman Hopes To Have Ghostbusters Animated Movie In Theaters By 2019

Having learned nothing from the second Spider-Man franchise, Sony put once again the cart before the horse and well before the release of Paul Feig's hotly debated Ghostbusters movie, announced a plan to create a universe for the franchise, which included an animated movie and a spinoff starring Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum.

Unfortunately, Feig's film received a very loud meh from fans, whom not flocked into theaters to see the movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Ultimately, the film only grossed $229 million worldwide on a production budget of $144 million.

Speaking to io9, producer Ivan Reitman opened up about the film's poor box office gross.

"We certainly would’ve loved to have a larger hit," Reitman said. "But considering the last film was almost 30 years ago, it really did extremely well. I think the film cost too much, frankly, and that’s the real issue. I personally had other points of view in terms of where the film should go and it was kind of a continuous conversation with Paul [Feig] about that. But Paul was the filmmaker on this one and he’s a very talented director. I wanted to give him enough room to do the film he thought it should be."

However, despite the poor reception Reitman hasn't given up on the new franchise, and while promoting Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring, the producer offered an update on the future films.

""We jumped into an animated film [after the last movie] and we are developing live-action films," Reitman said. "I want to bring all these stories together as a universe that makes sense within itself. Part of my job right now is to do that."

He hopes the animated film will be in theaters in either 2019 or 2020 but can’t say for sure. "It depends on how fast we can get it all together," Reitman said. "It’s hard to make an animated film." Rather unsurprisingly, Reitman remained tight-lipped about the live-action films."

What was great about the original films that was severely lacking in the new one was the characters, which we gave a damn about, and the humor, so perhaps instead of wasting time and effort in coming up with an interconnected universe why not start with those two and then see what comes next?

Source - io9
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