Still, at least one person is very unhappy with this direction the studio is taking with the series, as Leslie Jones has expressed her displeasure to the news on Twitter.
Tagging co-star Melissa McCarthy and the upcoming sequel's director Jason Reitman, Jones says the situation has left her feeling betrayed.
Original stars Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson both seem like a lock to reprise their roles as Ray and Winston, but as always, there's uncertainty around whether Bill Murray will be involved.
In addition to the reboot's success falling short of studio expectations , the decision to continue the original movies is also capitalizing on a new Hollywood trend.
A great example of this would be last year's sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 slasher movie Halloween , which smashed all kinds of box office records upon its release.
Perhaps studios are getting the impression today's audiences would prefer modern sequels over new reboots, and Ghostbusters will be the next classic franchise to be revisited.
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