8 Directors Who Should Make Ghostbusters 3

1. The Russo Brothers

Some of you may being scratching your head at the inclusion of these two on the list, but after next week all will become clear. Or just perhaps after this sentence: Joe and Anthony Russo are the directors of the highly buzzed-about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, set to release on March 26 in the UK. How does that make them right for the job, you scream? Well, the Russo brothers may be blockbuster superhero filmmakers now, but they only just graduated to that lofty position after years of graft in the film & TV comedy world, directing and producing episodes of esteemed shows like Community and Arrested Development among many others. Their other film credits are pretty sparse and really only amount to Welcome To Collinwood and You, Me And Dupree, but don't let that put you off; their sitcom work more than makes up for anything previously lacking in their movie careers and demonstrates a wit and inventiveness that would be more than welcome in a Bill Murray movie about busting ghosts. They obviously know how to work with actors and writers of different standings from their television days so they'd more than likely get along like a house on fire with Murray and Aykroyd (and hey, maybe they'll be able to send Bill in Dan Harmon's direction so he can get that "Jeff Winger's father" cameo on Community that he's always wanted). The Russos are clearly comfortable switching genre (as shown in their work for the multi-faceted Community) and, while it remains to be seen whether their feature careers take off after The Winter Soldier, it would be sensible of Sony to pick up the brothers while they're still on the ground floor and fresh from another franchise filmmaking environment. Did we miss any? Who would you pick to direct Ghostbusters III? Should they even be making the movie without Ramis and Reitman at all? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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