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“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” wasn’t perfect, but it was a lot of fun and a great soft reboot to the franchise. So, it’s a little surprising to find out that Jason Reitman won’t actually be returning to direct the sequel. The son of the franchise’s original director Ivan Reitman will still be on board as a producer, but it was announced today that Gil Kenan, the director of Monster House and the Poltergeist reboot would be taking over the director’s chair. Check out what both Reitman and Kenan had to say via Deadline


“A few years ago, my father handed me the keys to Ecto-1 and together we made Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Words will never express how grateful I am to have made a film with my father by my side. It’s now time to hand those keys to my creative partner and fellow Ghostbuster Gil Kenan, a brilliant director who will keep the Spengler spirit alive. I can only hope to provide him the same producorial care and support that my father showed me


“It’s an absolute honor to pick up the proton pack and step behind the camera for the next chapter of the Spengler family saga. I just wish I could go back to 1984 and tell the kid in the sixth row of the Mann Valley West that one day he was going to get to direct a Ghostbusters film.”