Following the success of the Marvel movies, everyone wants to copy their model. Sony is crafting a Spider-Man cinematic universe, and Fox plans to have the X-Men and Fantastic Four interact somewhere down the line. But Ghostbusters? I think that may be taking the idea a bit too far.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Aykroyd says their looking at the franchise in that way now with a ten year outlook:
“Itâ€™s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I’m thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony?” he said. “What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? What does Marvel mean to Fox?”
Aykroyd said that the entire Ghostbusters team â€” â€œthe executives, the creatives, Ivan [Reitman, the director] and myselfâ€ â€” were now looking at the next 10 years.
If that doesn’t scare you, this will. A Ghostbusters prequel where they’re in high school?
He added that the focus must be “not just another movie or another TV show, but whatâ€™s the totality of it? The whole mythology from the beginning of their lives, the end of their lives. Ghostbusters at nine years old, Ghostbusters in high school.”
Please, no. Just stop. Let us enjoy the original movies before stomping all over them with needless Marvel mimicry.