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Ghostbusters Bits: Opening Stirs Up Buzz for Sequel, Plus You Can Buy Movie’s Ghosts From Our Past Book

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This weekend saw the release of the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters movie, which pulled in about $46 million all told over the weekend. That’s apparently enough to almost really but not really sort of maybe secure it talk of a possible sequel. In a conversation with The Wrap, Sony president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer said, “The Ghostbusters world is alive and well, I expect Ghostbusters to become an important brand and franchise. While nothing has been officially announced yet, there’s no doubt in my mind it will happen.”

While that isn’t exactly confirmation of a sequel, it’s close enough that I think we’ll take it. A lot of folks have reacted pretty gosh darn positively to the movie, which bodes pretty well for its viability as a film franchise. That’s totally fine with us.

As long as more sequels keep getting made, maybe we can also get more rad merchandising. Speaking of, you know that book from the movie? Ghosts From Our Past? The one that got Kristen Wiig’s character, Erin Gilbert to visit Melissa McCarthy’s character, Abby Yates? Yeah. It’s a real book, one that you can even buy on Amazon if you wanted. It’s like an in-universe artifact that’s spilled over into our world, as it’s written from the perspective from the characters in the movie. It isn’t, however, written by Wiig or McCarthy. As Bustle points out, “In the film, both actors’ characters are the stand-alone authors of the novel, but for the real life edition, it’s written by Andrew Shaffer who shares credit with the fictional paranormal scientists on the cover.”

I’m kind of a sucker for in-universe merchandising, and this book totally scratches that itch for me.

Things are looking pretty up for Ghostbusters, and let’s be honest: that’s a very, very good thing.

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