Ghostbusters 3 officially secures a July 2020 release date. The Ghostbusters franchise began in 1984 with the release of the original comedy that left a lasting imprint on pop culture, grossing nearly $300 million worldwide on a $30 million budget – but the sequel arrived five years later and only made just north of $200 million. The franchise largely disappeared for decades since, up until Sony rebooted the IP in 2016 with an all-female cast.
It was recently announced that Sony is taking a new direction with the franchise by making a true sequel to the original films. The third installment of the previous franchise had secretly been in development by Jason Reitman, who is set to direct the film and already shot a short teaser trailer. The initial reports of Ghostbusters 3 stated a plan for Sony to get the movie out in theaters next year.
Although Ghostbusters 3 is the only film currently slated to open on July 10th next year, the end of summer season has very recently become a lot more competitive. This release date for Ghostbusters 3 is the latest in a flurry of moves that made July 2020 much more crowded than it was before; Sony confirmed Morbius will arrive next July.