While principal photography is expected to begin this summer on a new Ghostbusters film following the events of 1989's Ghostbusters II, there are fans holding out hope that filmmaker Paul Feig's 2016 reboot, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, will also get a direct sequel.
While appearing at Ghostbusters Fan Fest at the Sony lot in Los Angeles this weekend, Feig addressed fans' wishes for a sequel in an online video, thanking them for their continued support and expressing his own hopes to possibly return to the franchise someday.
"Thank you so much, thank you for keeping the torch alive for Answer the Call," declared Feig. "We're hoping there's a second call and, if we do get it, it's all because of you. We love you."
Made on a reported production budget of $144 million, not including marketing or distribution, Answer the Call earned $229.1 million at the worldwide box office. The principal cast and Feig had signed on for two potential sequels prior to the 2016 film's release but plans were quietly shelved in favor of a new film set in the same continuity as the original 1984 movie and its 1989 sequel.