Before fans can get too excited about a "Ghostbusters" spinoff, franchise producer Ivan Reitman has issued a statement asserting there's only one film -- and that's Paul Feig's 2016 reboot.
“There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the 'Ghostbusters' franchise," he said. "As the producer of the new 'Ghostbusters' film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new 'Ghostbusters' movie and that is the Paul Feig-directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise.”
Reitman's statement follows comments made earlier this week by screenwriter Drew Pearce -- part of the Ghost Corps formed in March by Sony Pictures -- who suggested he'd completed the script for the rumored second film the studio hopes would star Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt (who's said he knows nothing about it). He later clarified on Twitter that he'd only written the bible for the project, expected to be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, and that there was no script yet.
Whether Reitman is managing expectations for an expanded "Ghostbusters" universe, and keeping the focus on Feig's reboot, or the seemingly on-again, off-again spinoff is permanently off remains to be seen.