I swear Sony was holding Bill Murray's family hostage during the promotion of GB2016. He really looked reluctant to be on Jimmy Kimmel (I believe) during the interview with both the original and new cast.And if Bill Murray comes back for this, then fuck him. He spent decades saying no to Ghostbusters III, and then Harold Ramis died. It would be an absolute slap in the face to everyone if he said yes to this.
I believe in the leaked Sony emails they mentioned being able to sue him to Hell or blackmail him. It's how they got him on board.I swear Sony was holding Bill Murray's family hostage during the promotion of GB2016. He really looked reluctant to be on Jimmy Kimmel (I believe) during the interview with both the original and new cast.
Scott Mendelson is a lolcow.https://web.archive.org/web/20190116201930/https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2019/01/16/jason-reitman-ghostbusters-3-sony-jumanji-star-wars-halloween-jurassic-world-box-office/
"To say that I have mixed feelings about this is an understatement. On one hand, you're rewarding a white male director whose last five movies bombed (and of those, only the two starring Charlize Theron and penned by Diablo Cody received positive reviews) the keys to a hugely valuable franchise mostly because he's the son of the guy who directed those first two Ghostbusters movies. And yes, unintentional or not, you're essentially rewarding the specific demographics who reacted in the very worst way to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot with the thing they claimed to want instead of the... horrors... all-female sci-fi comedy. And yet, we have only ourselves to blame. Studios aren't charities and they tend to want movies that attract moviegoers and make money."
2016 might as well not even have had a director since he basically just sat there, let them improv, and tried to slap a movie together with the bits and pieces.Maybe they could go all-out to erase the 2016 movie by having a female cast, but this time make it funny and well directed.