It’s been a pretty tough year in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. And although things are finally starting to open back up – for better or worse – Sony’s highly anticipated sequel to the original two Ghostbusters films, titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife, is sadly still delayed until next year in 2021. As such, it’s been kind of an unfortunate year for Ghostbusters fans. Although filmmaker Paul Feig – director of the 2016 Ghostbusters one-off – did share an interesting tidbit about his entry in the franchise. According to Feig, there’s actually a 3 and a half hour long director’s cut of his Ghostbusters film that he’d love to share with fans.
Paul Feig revealed the news via his Twitter account. If you haven’t already been keeping up on the social media trends, there’s been a rather popular one dubbed #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. The hashtag was created in an effort to see Zack Snyder’s original director’s cut of Justice League released. While it now indeed has been announced that his cut of Justice League will be on the way, it looks like there are plenty of filmmakers interested in releasing director’s cuts of their own movies – and that includes the aforementioned Paul Feig.
As you can see below, he responded to a joke post where some suggested they want to see the Paul Feig cut of Justice League. While that might not be happening, it looks like there is a longer Paul Feig director’s cut of Ghostbusters.
Of course, the 2016 Ghostbusters film has nowhere near the fanbase or support that the Justice League film does. As such, it seems unlikely that Paul Feig’s 3 and a half hour long of the film will ever be released. But who knows? Perhaps once the new film gets closer to its theatrical release date, we might be getting all kinds of new re-releases for past Ghostbusters films. And they just might include the longer cut of the 2016 film as a result.
In the meantime, fans can look forward to Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a sequel to the original two films in the franchise, when it hits theaters on March 5, 2021.