This summer, director Paul Feig shut down all of the haters with the successful premiere of the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot. Bringing audiences around the world countless laughs with its all-female cast of expert comedians — Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones — Ghostbusters was just what fans had hoped for. As with all blockbusters, the speculation over a Ghostbusters sequel has already begun. Sure, we can assume that, if there is a sequel, the leading ladies will return, but what of the director? Will Feig direct a Ghostbusters sequel? It's just too soon to know anything for sure.
From the sound of it, nothing is in the works — but only because he's taking the filmmaking process one step at a time. “Melissa McCarthy said it best, when you are in the O.R. having a baby and the baby is halfway out, it’s not the time to ask if you want another baby,” Feig said. “At this point, we are just trying to get the baby out.” Aside from Ghostbusters, the Spy director also has a slew of his other projects already in the works — including the upcoming films, Wish List, Ferdinand, and the sequel to another Melissa McCarthy-led film, The Heat 2.
Believe me, this isn't bad news at all. It just means that fans of Ghostbusters may need to wait a little bit longer if they want Feig to remain tied to the franchise. Besides, this isn't the first time the director has discussed his thoughts on the film receiving a sequel. In an interview with Collider , Feig reacted to the sequel speculation prior to the film's initial release with, "Our brains are always clicking and who knows what will happen. We’ve got to see how this one does first." Given the film's success, he may be more likely to actually follow through with one of his ideas, even if it takes years for him to clear his schedule and actually do so.
I don't know when the Ghostbusters will be coming around again, but there's no need to fear. I'm pretty sure Paul Feig won't leave them be forever.
Images: Columbia Pictures; Giphy