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Monday, 7 March 2016

Do You Experience Feelings Of Dread In Your Basement Or Attic?

The Ghostbusters Multiverse (from Ghostbusters: Get Real, IDW, 2015)

Having problems fitting the new Ghostbusters into your personal headcanon? Is it a sequel or a reboot?

Let's hear from director Paul Feig (via Dread Central):
"I know some people are like, ‘Why is it not a sequel instead of a reboot?’ I didn’t like the idea, personally, of them being handed technology – ‘Here’s how to do this.’ I want to see it develop!"
This almost certainly means, as I suspected when they were announced, that the cameos by the old guard from the original movie duology (i.e. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts) won't be them playing their original characters, but just popping up as little Easter Eggs for the fans. 

Don't forget though, if you really need to know how the 2016 movie relates to the films from the '80s, the official Ghostbusters comics, being published by IDW, have already established that the Ghostbusters exist in their own little multiverse of parallel realities (see the artwork above from the Ghostbusters: Get Real mini-series, where the 'real' Ghostbusters met The Real Ghostbusters... of cartoon fame).

If this year's film is a total reboot then it's simply an alternate reality. And, once this iteration of Ghostbusters makes its inevitable transition to comic books, it just opens up the possibility of teaming the Earth-1 Ghostbusters (Murray, Ackroyd, Ramis, and Hudson) with the new Ghostbusters (McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, and Jones)... which has to be a good thing, right?

As with all works of creativity, Ghostbusters 2016 needs to be judged on what it is, not what it isn't.

Personally, I'm really excited for this new take on the franchise. I've seen a couple of Paul Feig comedies (The Heat and Spy), and both made me laugh out loud, so I'm optimistic.

For me this new movie is like the Schrödinger's cat experience we all went through before The Phantom Menace came out.

For so many dark years we never dreamed a new Star Wars film was coming, but we didn't pass judgement (damning at the time, but softening with the passage of time) until we actually saw the whole thing (not just trailers, clips, and stills).

The Prequels
didn't kill off the Star Wars franchise (regardless of the whole Midi-chlorians debacle and what we thought of the movies at the time... and we still went to see them at the cinema, sometimes repeatedly).

To a large number of younger fans The Prequels were their gateway into the Star Wars universe... and they're not so keen on the Original Trilogy.

For some new fans (many of whom probably weren't even born when the original came out), Ghostbusters 2016 will be their gateway into the Ghostbusters universe.

And a new movie also means new toys, new action figures, new books, new video games. And if it's a success, then there'll be more and more merchandise (much of which, I've noticed, is actually currently geared towards the old films).

All of this is good.

And if the new Ghostbusters tanks, then it tanks, and we'll still have the original movies, the cartoons, the comics, the action figures etc

Nothing this new film does can erase the existing material. It can either add to it (expanding the Ghostbusters mythology) or be hidden away in a cupboard and forgotten about.

But let's see it first...


Extreme fan-edit of new Ghostbusters trailer,
cut by by Mike Colver & Wes Adams of the Circle City Ghostbusters.

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