The final nail has been hammered into the coffin of the Ghostbusters reboot as the film’s director Paul Feig admits a sequel to the 2016 film is unlikely to happen.
In an interview with Den of Geek, Feig admitted:
“If the studio was knocking on the door to do another one, I’d have to think about it,” he admits. “We had so much fun, and I’d love to work with that team again. But I would be very surprised.”
Even though the new Ghostbusters film earned close to $230 million at the worldwide box office, Sony was expecting the film to be a bigger hit than it was. In fact, some reports estimated the movie needed to hit the $300 million mark just to break even on production costs and marketing.
Ever since it was revealed the Ghostbusters reboot would contain an all-female main cast, the film was marred with online criticism. The movie even got a brutally honest trailer, and was outright banned in China.
While some of the criticism of the film may have been blown out of proportion, the truth is the movie just wasn’t that funny. In fact, maybe we should look at this as just another example of how Hollywood’s affection for rebooting classic films is becoming a worn out concept.