Fulfilling his mandate to give traditionalist—which is to say, angry, online, and male—Ghostbusters fans the purist delights they’ve been craving, Jason Reitman is reportedly working to provide the people the Ghostbusters that they really want: Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard, and TV favorite Carrie Coon.
He read our letters!
Okay, okay, so it’s actually pretty unlikely that either Wolfhard or Coon—who are both still just in talks for Reitman’s movie—will actually suit up for some Onionhead-blasting action. Per Variety, the duo would likely play clients of the actual team, with Wolfhard as Coon’s presumably precocious son. Still, it’s not like Finn doesn’t still have his old Stranger Things costume, right? (We may not understand how Hollywood costuming works.)
Reitman—who didn’t get the job on this new film solely because he was the original director’s kid, but also, it probably didn’t hurt—has stirred up controversy with his plans for a fourth Ghostbusters movie, suggesting that it’ll be “for the fans”. That’s the kind of ambiguous phrasing that seems tailor-made to either make fans of the 2016 Ghostbusters movie angry, or to get fans of the earlier movies mad at them, or to get people in the middle mad at everybody, because really, if there’s one core value that Ghostbusters fans really embrace, it’s getting pissed off online. So hey: Maybe Reitman’s sequel really does grasp what this franchise is all about!