We’ve known for sometime now that Jason Reitman was making a proper sequel to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, and while it’s not officially titled anything yet, I’ll keep calling it Ghostbusters 3 until told otherwise. Though the source of this story does refer to it as Ghostbusters 2020, so I’d better mention that awful name as well.
We know that the sequel is going to feature a cast of kids and we assume the surviving members of the original Ghostbusting team, but until now we didn’t have any confirmation of new adult stars for the movie, until now that is. Sony has taken to social media to announce that MCU star Paul Rudd will be starring in the upcoming Ghostbusters movie. Check it out.
— Ghostbusters (@Ghostbusters) June 27, 2019
I have to say that this announcement gets me excited for a movie I have had my doubts about thus far. For me Rudd has that perfect balance between drama and comedy that represents the niche that Ghostbusters always sat in. Director Jason Reitman told Variety who broke the story,
“I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my short film opened for ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ at Sundance. I’m thrilled he’ll be joining this new chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.”
Rudd will star alongside some young talent in Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace, and it is rumored the likes of Sigourney Weaver and the surviving Ghostbusters team will reprise their roles from the originals. Plot details are scarce as you would expect, but we do know that Rudd seems to be playing a teacher in the movie, which is expected to revolve around a young family.
What do you think of Paul Rudd joining Ghostbusters 2020, which we will petition to rename Ghostbusters 3? Bust some ghosts in the usual spot below.
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