Sony likely to pull the plug on a sequel to Ghostbusters 5 years ago

Sony likely to pull the plug on a sequel to Ghostbusters

They'll happily follow up bilge like Man of Steel, but won't bother doing a sequel from one of the more entertaining films of the summer. Hmph.

Sony look less and less likely to take up the option of making a sequel to Ghostbusters.

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The Paul Feig reboot suffered from very poor word of mouth before it was released - it had the most disliked trailer in the history of YouTube - but actually turned out to have plenty of fans around the world when it was released.

While hardly the best film of a mediocre summer, it was an awful lot more fun than that Suicide Squad dirge, or Independence Day: Pointless Follow-Up.

Anyway, Sony won't be giving it a sequel. Shame.

Apparently, American audiences didn't take to it, and analyst Jeff Bock reckons a sequel is dead in the water.

"I just can't fathom the creative talents behind it—Feig, McCarthy, Wiig, etc.—slogging out another [Ghostbusters] when the reception to the first one was so mediocre," he said.