As we just reported, Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer was on Marvel’s list to replace Edgar Wright as director of Ant Man, but he apparently ruled himself out so he could spend time with his new baby. However if TheWrap is to be believed, once the little one has grown a bit he may return to the director’s chair for Ghostbusters 3.
If true it would keep Fleischer at Sony, where he made Zombieland and 30 Minutes Of Less (although he helmed Gangster Squad for Warner Bros). Having proven he can mix comedy and the supernatural together, he has apparently been sought out by Ivan Reitman, the director of the first two Ghostbusters movies. Reitman stepped down from the helming the third film himself after the death of Harold Ramis, but he is still onboard as a producer.
It’s believed that the third Ghostbusters films will have space for any of the original cast who wish to return (Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson almost definitely will, Sigourney Weaver is likely to, but Bill Murray is still up in the air), but will largely hand the action over to a younger team of spectre hunters.
The film isn’t likely to shoot for some time, and Sony hasn’t commented on the Fleischer rumours.
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